Dems hone populist appeal with proposed stock trading ban

  • The U.S. Capitol on a sunny morning Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

WASHINGTON — When Rep. Abigail Spanberger first introduced a bill banning stock trading by members of Congress and their families, the Virginia Democrat managed to get only eight co-sponsors. So far this session, 62 — or about one out of every seven House members — have signed on.