Do congressmen have to sell their business?

after they are elected?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not necessarily, but they should abstain from voting on bills that directly affect their businesses.

    John Heinz, great-grandson of the founder of Heinz Foods, was a Senator until his death in 1992.

    His family still owns the business.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. If that were the case, all the members of the House n' Senate, that have a law degree, would have to surrender their law license until they were no longer in elected office.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no. They do, however, have to put into a blind trust any assets which my be affected by any committee membership they may have.

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