A new disclosure shows the House Speaker and her husband have continued to accelerate the growth of their fortune through trade in tech stocks and real estate investments.

By Donald Shaw, Sludge

On June 17, Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi exercised options he had purchased a year earlier to purchase 20,000 shares of stock in semiconductor manufacturing company Nvidia at a price of $100 per share, according to a disclosure filed by the speaker. Nvidia shares traded at between $160 and $169 the following day when markets opened.

Nancy Pelosi shrugs at a podium with Tom Perez and American flags in the background

Two days after Pelosi bought the stocks, the Senate voted to proceed to consider a bill that would provide about $52 billion in subsidies over the next five years to the U.S. semiconductor industry. Nvidia stock jumped to around $181 a share following that vote.

Trades like that have stoked suspicion that Paul Pelosi, an investment banker, may be making stock trades based on non-public information he receives from his wife, which would violate anti-corruption laws. In a July 20 letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) accused Speaker Pelosi and her husband of “cashing in” through what he describes as “arguably inappropriate stock trading activities.” Nancy Pelosi denied that her husband has ever made trades using information she gave him during a July 21 press conference.

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