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Ex-Rep. Andrews registers as lobbyist

5-6-14

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former congressman from New Jersey has registered as a lobbyist.

But under ethics laws, Rob Andrews will not be allowed to lobby current members of Congress until February, when he will have been out of office a year.

The southern New Jersey Democrat resigned in February after 23 years in Congress to join the Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson. He filed papers to be a lobbyist last week.

Andrews tells the Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/Q9MwR4 ) that he will follow all the ethics rules for lobbyists.

His two clients are the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans and M.E.R.I.T., a Newark-based security firm.

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Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), http://www.courierpostonline.com/