https:\/\/kmph.com\/news\/nation-world\/massive-business-investment-by-paul-pelosi-raises-concerns-over-washington-insider-trading-house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-nvidia-stock-act-peter-schweizer-nancy-pelosis-husband-makes-big-business-investment It\u2019s been a decade since a law passed banning members of Congress from trading stocks based on insider information, yet some say the practice is still alive and well in Washington.\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tNow, there is controversy over new financial disclosures from one of the most powerful people in Washington. Records show the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, invested between $1 and $5 million in the semiconductor company Nvidia, just weeks ahead of a vote scheduled on a bill that would provide more than $50 billion to the chip industry to move more manufacturing to the United States.\u201cHe\u2019s making those bets based on companies and industries that are highly regulated or are getting stimulus payments or part of stimulus programs that Nancy Pelosi is supporting," said Peter Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute.Still, no laws appear to have been broken and a spokesman for Speaker Pelosi told Fox Business, \u201cThe speaker does not own any stocks. As you can see from the required disclosures, with which the speaker fully cooperates, these transactions are marked \u2018SP\u2019 for spouse. The speaker has no prior knowledge or subsequent involvement in any transactions."Some lawmakers say they see nothing wrong with Paul Pelosi\u2019s purchase"That\u2019s his business. That\u2019s how he makes a living. That\u2019s like saying, I\u2019m married to a nurse, should I not vote on any healthcare legislation? It\u2019s not an easy one to figure out," said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif.But many times, members of Congress are given information before it\u2019s made public, one reason the STOCK Act was passed and signed into law back in 2012.Pope Francis, greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband, Paul Pelosi before celebrating a Mass on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. (Vatican Media via AP)But since then, critics say it\u2019s been both watered down and unenforced, in part because those tasked with making sure the law is followed work in agencies funded by Congress.\u201d"We\u2019re essentially asking our law enforcement to investigate the people that provide their paychecks," said Schweizer.Many lawmakers say they\u2019d be ok with stronger laws on insider trading, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who thinks the STOCK Act could be strengthened."It\u2019s important for the public to have trust and confidence in public officials," he said.