Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.
Ban Conflicted Trading Act
At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) is planning a bill to ban stock trading by federal lawmakers and their spouses, but it faces an uphill battle this year.
The most-cosponsored bill to ban stock trading while in office leaves a huge loophole for trading corporate stocks based on nonpublic information.
Reps among the top oil and gas investors in Congress bought more shares in pipeline companies as the House moved to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
House Budget Chair John Yarmuth is a frequent stock trader who recently purchased shares in companies that are lobbying against the Democrats' budget plan.
Senators invested in tech stocks like Amazon, Apple, and Google may soon be voting on antitrust bills introduced in the Senate that would impact their portfolios.