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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.