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Elizabeth Warren proposes ban on lawmakers owning individual stocks, in fiery speech

Elizabeth Warren proposes ban on lawmakers owning individual stocks, in fiery speech

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in a fiery speech Tuesday, announced legislation to prohibit lawmakers and other officials from owning or trading stocks -- and impose a lifetime ban on members of Congress being hired as lobbyists once they leave office.

The legislation, called The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, would ban members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, federal judges and other government officials from owning and trading stocks.

It would also ban foreign lobbying, ban lobbyists donating to candidates and lawmakers and slap a lifetime ban on lobbying by lawmakers, presidents and agency heads.

As Democrats gear up to fight Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, her proposals also would require the Supreme Court the follow ethics rules for other federal judges.

Her bill would also require politicians to release more tax and financial information, as she suggested Trump may be vulnerable to blackmail from foreign powers.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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