Hearing on lawmakers’ stock trading ban postponed after president gets COVID
The Committee of The House Administration postponed its hearing on proposals to ban congressional stock trading after its chairman, Rep. Zoe LofgrenZoe Ellen LofgrenLofgren second House Dem to test positive for COVID-19 after retirement DHS grants temporary immigration status to all Ukrainians in US Numbers don’t lie: America’s most resilient jobs are backed by venture capital (D-Calif.), tested positive for COVID-19.
Committee spokesman Peter Whippy confirmed the postponement to Insider on Monday, adding a new date for the hearing, which had been set for Wednesday, was not set.
The hearing has been set for review the stock law and consider other proposals to ban stock exchanges between legislators and their families.
It comes after an insider report in December found that one in 10 members of Congress failed to report their stock trades in a timely manner and that dozens of lawmakers and staffers allegedly violated a securities law. conflicts of interest.
house tenant Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats divided over proposal to suspend federal gas tax Five things to know about .5T spending bill Congress just passed Far left and far right find common ground to oppose US interventionism MORE (D-California), which was initially against banning stock trading among lawmakers, agreed to the idea after pressure from fellow Democrats and voiced support for the latest plan.
Logren, 74 years old, share her diagnosis of COVID-19, saying she was tested as per post-travel protocol. Lofgren added that she had mild symptoms and would self-isolate at home, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
A Democratic employee Recount The Hill on Sunday that Lofgren attended a House Democratic retreat in Philadelphia, Penn. This weekend.
“As part of regular post-travel protocol, I tested for COVID-19 this morning and tested positive (after testing negative earlier this week),” Lofgren said. “Thanks to the vaccine and booster protections, I’m grateful to only have mild symptoms.”
Lofgren’s diagnosis also comes as fellow Rep. Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauroLofgren second House Dem to test positive for COVID-19 after retiring Rep. DeLauro tests positive for COVID-19 after House Dems retreat Congress nears deal on Ukraine aid, government funding MORE (D-Conn.) Shared on Saturday that she tested positive for COVID in a breakthrough case after also attending the House Democratic retreat.