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Politics: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez under investigation by House Ethics Committee

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is under a House ethics investigation, according to a statement issued by the House Committee on Ethics on Wednesday.

The panel will announce its course of action after its organizational meeting in the next Congress, sometime in 2023, the statement said.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics said it is investigating the congresswoman for an unspecified matter. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images © Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss legislation that would strengthen Social Security benefits, on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics said it is investigating the congresswoman for an unspecified matter. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Details about what the investigation is about investigation is about haven't been released. The Office of Congressional Ethics, a nonpartisan group, forwarded its inquiry into Ocasio-Cortez to the House ethics panel in June.

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