Enough is enough. Pass a stock trading ban in Congress. – Bangor Daily News | Jewelry Dukan

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We’ve been optimistic for some time about the need to tighten rules on members of Congress and their ability to make individual stock trades. With yet another report of lawmakers and their family members conducting a variety of businesses in sectors related to their official work, there should be little doubt that the time has come to ban this activity.

Maine’s 2nd Congressional District Assemblyman Jared Golden has been advocating such a ban for some time, and the case is growing in strength.

Earlier in the month, Golden was part of a bipartisan group of members in the US House of Representatives who sent a letter to House leaders outlining their priorities for possible legislation to reform stock practices in Congress. These legislators have been involved in various efforts to address this issue that will hopefully be combined into a package that can pass both houses of Congress and be signed into law.

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