Editorial: How to prevent insider trading in Congress

On Jan. 24, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., attended a private Senate briefing on the coronavirus, which featured Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert.At the time, the virus was a news story, but the headlines for the most part were confined to travel warnings. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was urging President Donald Trump’s administration to consider stricter travel bans between the United States and China.But the general public was largely unaware of, and could not have predicted, the economic shutdown looming. The idea of closing bars and restaurants and instituting…

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