Revealed: How US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate | AC2 News

 

We wonder how these politicians get so rich while they’re in office?

(From The Guardian)

As they set national policy on important issues such as climate change, tech monopolies, medical debt and income inequality, US senators have glaring conflicts of interest, an investigation by news website Sludge and the Guardian can reveal.

An analysis of personal financial disclosure data as of 16 August has found that 51 senators and their spouses have as much as $96m personally invested in corporate stocks in five key sectors: communications/electronics; defense; energy and natural resources; finance, insurance and real estate; and health.


Source: Revealed: How US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate

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