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Rep. Rob Andrews faces expanded investigation from House Ethics panel

The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee is creating an investigative subcommittee to review accusations that Rep. Rob Andrews misused campaign funds.

Andrews represents the First Congressional District in New Jersey, which includes Barrington and much of the surrounding region, at the Capitol. He resides in Haddon Heights.

U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D

U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D

Andrews is alleged to have used campaign funds to pay for a family trip to a wedding in Scotland as well as multiple trips to California for his daughter’s music recording sessions.

Andrews has served in Congress since 1990.

According to a report:

The subcommittee “shall have jurisdiction to determine whether (Andrews) violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to allegations that he improperly used funds from his principal campaign committee and leadership PAC for personal purposes, used official resources for nonofficial and personal purposes, and made false statements to federal officials,” said a statement from the committee.

“The Committee notes that the mere fact of establishing an Investigative Subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred,” the statement continued.

In a statement, Andrews responded:

“This continuing review by the House Ethics Committee will establish and confirm that I have always followed all the rules and met all the standards of the House.  In this process, I have always responded truthfully and accurately in all respects.”

One comment on “Rep. Rob Andrews faces expanded investigation from House Ethics panel

  1. Pingback: Rep. Rob Andrews ranks among ‘most corrupt,’ according to watchdog group | Barrington Bulletin

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