Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"Mr. Baird [US Representative (D-WA)] (for himself, Ms. Slaughter [US Representative (D-NY)], and Mr. Walz [US Representative (D-MN)]) introduced the following bill...
To prohibit securities and commodities trading based on nonpublic information relating to Congress, and to require additional reporting by Members
and employees of Congress of securities transaction, and for other purposes."
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to insider trading issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to insider trading issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Representative (D-MN), 2007-present
Member, Agriculture Committee, US House of Representatives, 2007-present
Member, Transportation and Infrastructure, US House of Representatives, 2007-present
Member, Veterans' Affairs Committee, US House of Representatives, 2007-present
Member, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, US House of Representatives, 2007-present
Teacher and Coach, Mankato West High School (on leave as of 2007 to serve in Congress)
President, Democratic Freshman Class, US House of Representatives, 2007
US Army National Guard, 1981-2005
Former Command Sergeant Major, US Army National Guard
Named Minnesota Teacher of Excellence, 2003
Named Mankato Teacher of the Year, 2003
Recipient, Minnesota Ethics in Education Award, 2002
Taught high school in China, 1989-1990
Named Outstanding Young Nebraskan, Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce
PhD candidate, St. Mary's University
MS, Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, 2001