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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.