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Business Insider: Several lawmakers want to ban themselves from trading stocks, calling the appearance of self-dealing 'pretty dangerous to democracy'

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In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rejection of a ban on lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks, momentum is building for proposals to ban the practice. "We are a free-market economy. They should be able to participate in that," Pelosi said when asked by Insider about the idea at a December press conference. With increased scrutiny of Pelosi's husband's frequent stock trades, a ...

Washington Times: House Democrats propose permanent recognition of Jan. 6 as ‘Democracy Day’

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Congressional Democrats want to make the observance of the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot an annual event. Democratic Reps. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and Jason Crow of Colorado said they have introduced legislation to designate permanently Jan. 6 as “Democracy Day” to “ensure the lessons of the January 6th assault are not forgotten.” “Future generations can never forget the actions that took place in the...

KARE 11: Minnesota lawmakers, officials reflect on anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection

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Elected leaders from Minnesota are observing the one year anniversary and condemning the actions of protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6. Members of the Minnesota delegation who were in the Capitol that day said it is still difficult to process the notion that fellow Americans breached the seat of US government with the intention to block the peaceful transition of power. ...

Phillips, Crow Lead Effort to Permanently Memorialize January 6 as "Democracy Day"

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Washington, D.C. — On the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Congressmen Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced a resolution to permanently designate January 6th as “Democracy Day.” The resolution is supported by more than 45 fellow lawmakers. One year ago, a group of insurrectionists carried out a violent attack against the U.S. Capitol ...

MPR: One year later, Rep. Dean Phillips recalls shock, violence of Capitol attack

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On Jan. 6, 2021, an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, urged on by then-President Donald Trump. Trump told them the 2020 election was stolen from him and they should “fight like hell, [or] you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Five people died in the insurrection, more than 140 police officers were injured, and for the first time in American history, we did not have a peaceful transfer of...

Good Morning America: Trauma of January 6 lingers, bonds lawmakers one year later

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One year after the violent attack on Capitol Hill by a mob seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, many House lawmakers are still struggling to wrap their heads around the brutality of that day. "It's really hard to believe it because it still feels like it was just yesterday. All of the memories feel just as fresh and raw. The enormity of what we faced – our lives, our democr...