“In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the public react to accusations of insider trading by lawmakers — not with shock, but with a shrug. The perception of insider trading itself, let alone the practice of it, by members of Congress is damaging to our democracy,” said Spanberger (D-VA-07).
In recent days, support for Spanberger’s bipartisan bill has grown — and the legislation is now also cosponsored by lawmakers across the political spectrum — including Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-AL) and Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA-10), Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17), Fred Keller (R-PA-12), Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06), Jim Cooper (D-TN-05), Dean Phillips (D-MN-03), Val Butler Demings (D-FL-10), Barbara Lee (D-CA-13), Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), Karen Bass (D-CA-37), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), Haley Stevens (D-MI-11), Katie Porter (D-CA-45), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01).
The bipartisan TRUST in Congress Act has been endorsed by many key advocacy and government accountability organizations — including the Project on Government Oversight, National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Public Citizen, Government Information Watch, Protect Democracy, Government Accountability Project, FreedomWorks, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Issue One, Open the Government, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Campaign Legal Center, Americans for Prosperity, Democracy 21, Fix the Court, End Citizens United Action Fund, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.