Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is formally under investigation by the House Committee on Ethics.
The committee made the announcement on Wednesday in a press release but did not provide details regarding any alleged violation.
The committee’s chair, Pennsylvania Democrat Susan Wild, and ranking member, Mississippi Republican Michael Guest, decided to extend the investigation into Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, after it was originally relayed to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on June 23.
“The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” the release said.
A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez told Newsweek in a statement that she was confident the case would be dismissed.
“The Congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations or other special interests,” the spokesperson said.
The course of action surrounding the investigation will be announced as part of the 118th Congress, the committee added.