November 15, 2011

Hasner Calls for Reforms to Prevent Congressional Insider Trading

Kevin Derby's blog:  With reports growing that some members of Congress engaged in insider training, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, now running in a crowded Republican primary to take on Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, offered his thoughts on the matter.

“The reports that some members of Congress are using their positions and access to insider information to benefit themselves financially isn't just disheartening; it's disturbing,” said Hasner in a statement released on Tuesday. “It's also indicative of why the overwhelming majority of Americans no longer trust their elected representatives serving in Washington. If true, it appears that many of the same establishment politicians who failed at controlling our ballooning national debt didn't fail at enriching themselves in the process.

"I fully support making it illegal for an elected official or staffer to use inside information for personal financial gain,” added Hasner. “I would also go a step further and require members of Congress and key staff to place their assets in a blind trust so Americans can be confident they are doing the people's business, not their own."

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