Sen. Brown wants to restrict Senators’ investments

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Sen. Brown wants to restrict Senators’ investments

Chronicle Telegram — Members of the U.S. Senate who vote on the country’s laws should be required to divest themselves of stock holdings affected by their official duties or place their investments in blind trusts, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

“It’s the right thing to do,” Brown, D-Avon, said Wednesday in a conference call. “There’s no reason any of us should be buying stocks in multimillion stock portfolios.”

For example, Brown said the Senate votes on issues that affect the oil industry.

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