These days, it seems Republicans and Democrats have a hard time finding common ground. Even harder, the two parties rarely are willing to propose legislation that hampers themselves. Congressional members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Matt Gaetz, two very unlikely members who sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum, have sought to break that mold. AOC and Gaetz — politics does make for some strange bedfellows, as they say.

The cause? Stopping congressional members and their families from taking advantage to enrich themselves in the stock market.

The rare show of bipartisanship was on display in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as they introduced a bill that would ban Congressional lawmakers from trading stocks.

The Bipartisan Restoring Faith in Government Act would prohibit Congress members and their spouses and any dependents from trading individual stocks. The bill was co-sponsored by AOC and Gaetz, as well as US House representatives Brian Fitzpatrick and Raja Krishnamoorthi.

Lawmakers trading stocks has come under more and more scrutiny recently as some members have made timely trades in certain stocks that they may have had direct influence over or access to sensitive information as a result of the various committees they serve on.

Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi have long been scrutinized for the extensive and amazingly “lucky” stock trading done by Paul.

Other trades that have raised eyebrows include former Senator Richard Burr selling as much as $1.7 million in stock on February 13, 2020 after he was briefed on the threat of the COVID-19 virus. More recently, some members sold bank stocks during the initial collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in March.

“We must move forward on issues that unite us, including our firm belief that trust in government must be restored, and that Members of Congress, including their dependents, must be prohibited from trading in stocks while they are serving in Congress and have access to sensitive, inside information,” Fitzpatrick said in a joint statement.

AOC added, “The ability to individually trade stock erodes the public’s trust in government. When Members have access to classified information, we should not be trading in the stock market on it. It’s really that simple.”

Gaetz also chimed in, saying, “Members of Congress are spending their time trading futures instead of securing the future of our fellow Americans. We cannot allow the Swamp to prioritize investing in stocks over investing in our country. As long as concerns about insider trading hang over the legislative process, Congress will never regain the trust of the American people.”

If passed,  lawmakers would have 90 days to either divest the stocks or place the assets in a qualified blind trust in which they’d have no control over what stocks are bought or sold in the account.

Instead of owning individual stocks, Congress members would be allowed to buy and sell baskets of stocks via mutual funds or ETFs, as well as Treasury securities.