The House Ethics Committee said today that it would extend a review of Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) and announce a course of action by Aug. 31, though it didn’t indicate what allegations it’s examining.
The 11-term Member came under fire in November, when the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, charging that he spent more than $13,000 in campaign funds on a family trip to Scotland.
Andrews said the trip was a legitimate campaign expense to thank a donor, but he repaid the money, according to local news reports.
The Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., reported this week that Andrews’ campaign has paid more than $100,000 to the Brand Law Group, a Washington, D.C., firm known for defending political figures.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.