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Lawmaker Stock Trading Bill Hits Snag as House Democrats Balk

Sept. 29, 2022, 2:26 AM

A House proposal to restrict stock ownership and trading by members of Congress, and other top US officials, including the president, has stalled.

Democratic infighting put off movement on the measure, frustrating expectations by supporters of a victory before the November midterm elections. Multiple House officials familiar with Democrats’ discussions said any floor action on the measure, which was introduced on Wednesday, has been shelved, at least for now.

Lawmakers are scheduled to leave Washington this week until after the midterms.

“I think that’s probably accurate,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday night, confirming that a vote this week is ...