Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDN.Y., is under a House ethics investigation, according to a statement released by the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday.
The panel will announce its course of action after its organizational meeting at the next Congress, sometime in 2023, according to the statement.
Details about what the investigation is investigating have not been released. The Congressional Ethics Office, a nonpartisan group, referred its investigation of Ocasio-Cortez to the House ethics panel in June.
Acting committee chair Susan Wild, D-Pa., and ranking member Michael Guest, R-Mis., said the disclosure of the investigation “does not by itself indicate that any violation occurred, nor does it reflect any judgment on behalf of of the committee.”
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Fox News Digital contacted the office of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
The Congressional Ethics Office is required to take any complaint from any citizen and potentially refer it to the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee may decide to take up the matter or dismiss it. In this case, the panel decided to “expand the matter.”
The congresswoman has come under scrutiny since she took office. Last year, she received an ethics complaint over her attendance at the Met Gala in New York. It was alleged that she broke the house rules by accepting free tickets to the event, which attracts celebrities and public figures each year.
Tickets for the Met Gala cost at least $30,000, The Associated Press reported.
“New York’s elected officials are routinely invited to the Met because of our responsibilities to oversee and support the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics at the time. “I was one of the many who attended tonight.”
She also turned heads at the event with her infamous white dress that had “Tax The Rich” in red lettering. A second complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a conservative watchdog group, alleges it improperly accepted gala tickets from a table sponsor for her and her boyfriend.
House Rules allow members to get free tickets to charity events directly from the event organizers. However, the NLPC argued that “it is the sponsor of the table who gives away or finances a coveted seat for AOC at the Gala.
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“What if… the table where AOC sat was paid for by one of [the] corporations that attended the event, such as Instagram or Facebook, AOC received a prohibited gift from the corporation that also lobbies Congress.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.