Close the Barn Door on Congressional Mortgages?

This Post editorial surveys the aftermath of the Dodd/Conrad Countrywide controversy.

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), the ethics committee co-chairs, have proposed legislation that would force members of Congress to disclose information about their home mortgages, including their loan date, amount, interest rate and issuer. This is one barn door that’s worth closing, even now.

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