Jul 20, 2022 | Politics

Josh Hawley Calls on Lawmakers to Ban Spouse Stock Trading

Josh Hawley Calls on Lawmakers to Ban Spouse Stock Trading

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) urged Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) to hold a hearing calling for legislation to ban lawmakers and their spouses from stock trading, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

“This issue of whether and how Members of Congress engage in various financial transactions deserves scrutiny by the Committee,” Hawley wrote to Peters.

The Missouri populist noted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her family continue to engage in “arguably inappropriate” stock trading activities. This includes her husband, Paul Pelosi, buying 20,000 shares of Nvidia, worth between $1 and $5 million, ahead of a likely vote in the Senate that could set aside $52 billion to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing and give tax credits for production.

Hawley wrote on Monday, “Ban stock trading by members of Congress &…

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