Representatives Abigail Spanberger and Chip Roy have reintroduced the bipartisan Spanberger-Roy Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust (TRUST) in Congress Act.
The bill is aimed at putting an end to members of Congress using insider information to inform their investments, or influence the value of their existing investments.
The TRUST in Congress Act would require members of Congress, their spouses, and dependent children to place certain investment assets in a qualified blind trust throughout their tenure in Congress.
This legislation has received support from advocacy and government accountability organizations across the political spectrum, including the Project On Government Oversight, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Public Citizen, Campaign Legal Center, Taxpayers for Common Sense, FreedomWorks, and Protect Democracy.
The reintroduction of the TRUST in Congress Act has garnered the most original cosponsors the bill has ever received on day one. This bill is needed to ensure that our elected officials are focused on serving the interests of the American people rather than their own personal wealth.