U.S. House Speaker Pelosi sees legislation on lawmaker stock trading ‘pretty soon’


Legislation to tighten controls on U.S. lawmakers’ financial transactions, including possibly banning them from buying and selling stocks, could be put on a fast track toward passage, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.

Weeks ago, Pelosi said the House Administration Committee was reviewing several suggestions from rank-and-file members amid calls for a new prohibition on stock market transactions.