U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews resigning this month

 U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey will leave Congress. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, file)

U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey will leave Congress. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, file)

U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews will leave Congress at the end of this month.

The word comes from a person with direct knowledge of the New Jersey Democrat’s plans. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Andrews has not made his announcement officially.

Andrews has called an 11:30 a.m. news conference at his Haddon Heights office.

The 56-year-old was first elected to Congress to represent a district outside Philadelphia in 1990. He intends to join a law firm with offices in Washington as a senior partner.

A congressional ethics committee has been looking into Andrews’ campaign spending after reports more than two years ago that he was using campaign funds for frequent trips to California, where his daughter had a fledgling singing and acting career.

 

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