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H.Res. 1043 (115th): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit with limited exceptions the participation of any Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House on the board of any publicly held or publicly regulated corporation, financial institution, or business entity.

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After a member of Congress was arrested for insider trading for a company he served on the board for, should the practice of board memberships for House members be banned?


Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY27) was arrested and is currently under indictment for insider trading. However, the charges haven’t stopped Collins from running for reelection. He served on the board of directors of a biotechnology company called Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, and was their largest shareholder at 17% of shares.

Yet while senators are prevented from serving on the board ...

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Kathleen Rice

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 21, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Aug 21, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 21, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Aug 21, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.Res. 1043 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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