The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress
Harvard Business Review
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
While concerns about conflicts of interest regarding President Trump’s business holdings have received a lot of attention, resulting in proposed legislation to end loopholes for the commander in chief , there has been much less discussion of another source of conflicting interests: the investments of members of Congress. While roughly 20% of lawmakers owned stock in 2001, that number had more than doubled by 2013.