A congressional ethics panel is looking into the activities of U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey, who has reported using campaign money to pay for at least 18 trips to California, where his teenage daughter has a fledgling career as a singer and actress.
Andrews said Wednesday that the accusations deal with campaign money, not taxpayer funds. He says he has disclosed his spending, which was proper.
The House Ethics Committee says it started looking at Andrews days after an Associated Press report detailing his travels to California. The AP found that Andrews spent $97,000 on at least 18 trips to California from 2007 to 2011.
The Democrat says the probe was triggered by accusations from a local Republican official in November.
The Courier-Post first reported the probe.