The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday announced that it has formed investigative subcommittees to probe whether Reps. Robert E. Andrews, D-N.J., and Don Young, R-Alaska, violated rules by allegedly misusing campaign funds and making false statements.
The committee began reviewing some of Young’s travel expenses in the 111th Congress and later received a referral from the Department of Justice related to the trips in question. Federal investigators examined Young’s role in directing $10 million to a Florida road project that benefited one of his campaign donors. Though Young was not ultimately charged in the case, the F.B.I. released documents that showed the Alaska lawmaker used re-election funds for hunting trips, charter flights and other personal expenses, according to a New York Times report.