Pelosi Rejects Banning Congress From Trading Stocks

The Insider reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected the idea of banning members of Congress and their spouses from holding and trading individual stocks while in office.

“This is a free market, and people — we are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that,” Pelosi said when asked by Insider at her weekly press conference.

Pelosi’s position puts her at odds with the likes of progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both of whom have called for banning members of congress from trading stocks while in office.

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