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Report: Rob Andrews' Spending Under Investigation

A House ethics panel is investigating whether the congressman from South Jersey improperly used campaign funds for personal business.

Longtime U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews is under investigation by a House ethics panel for his use of campaign funds, the Huffington Post reports. 

Andrews, a Democrat, reportedly spent $97,000 on at least 18 trips to California from 2007 to 2011. Some of the trips coincided with his daughter Josie's recording sessions in California.

Josie Andrews is an aspiring singer and actress.

Rob Andrews, a Haddon Heights resident, was first elected to Congress in 1990. He represents New Jersey's 1st Congressional District, which comprises parts of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. 

Andrews said in a statement that the ethics committee will clear him of accusations that he called "politically motivated" and "totally and categorically false," according to the Huffington Post. 

Dem Watcher July 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Paid is ok as long as the voters authorize the rates. Just no benefits. It shouldn't be a career.
Paul J. DiBartolo July 31, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Michelle Obama landed the job of Executive Director for Community Affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center at a salary of $121,910. If memory serves me she mysteriously received this appointment after Mr. Obama became Illinois State Senator. About the time Mr. Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, Mrs. Obama was promoted to Vice President for Community and External Affairs with a sizable salary increase to $316,962. The real kicker to all this is that when Mrs. Obama left the position to help her husband run for President the job was eliminated. Now that seems to me to have been one really important job. No wonder it commanded such a high salary. One might wonder at this point how in the world they are able to get along without her?
Shirley July 31, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Was the jacket a gift or loan from the designer or did First Lady Obama purchase it with her own money?
HomeBrew July 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Hope she wears her expensive coat while watching the Romneys' horse (worth tens of thousands) prance around in the Dressage event. http://www.dressageprofessionals.com/display_horse_detail.php?id=cedebb6e872f539bef8c3f919874e9d7&picture=picture1
WDNeedsHelp August 01, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Agreed, paid reps are a must. Publicly funded lifetime benefits and pensions for part time positions ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!! Had that for two decades in West Deptford. Not to mention Double Dipping by our wonderful Mayors Shields and Docimo who held County full time positions and worked part time for West Deptford and took benefits and pensions from both. Shields was even paid to NOT take his County benefits because the West Deptford Taxpayers were already footing the bill...Watch the Fox News report. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jccOEIHANCE

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