Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks to the lame-duck session: ‘It’s not going to happen before the election’ | Business Insider India

Senate Democrats will not introduce legislation to ban members of Congress from trading stocks until after the November midterm election, according to Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, a leading proponent of the legislation.

“I’m looking forward to getting this across the finish line, but it’s not going to happen before the election,” Merkley told Insider on Thursday.

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“I feel like we’ve made very large strides towards a consensus bill,” Merkley said during an interview in the US Capitol. “But there are a whole lot of other bills and judicial nominations lined up for the balance of the few days we have left here.”

Source: Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks to the lame-duck session: ‘It’s not going to happen before the election’ | Business Insider India