New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came under investigation this week by the House Committee on Ethics. Her office has said it is "confident" that the issue will be dismissed.

In a press release on Wednesday, the committee announced the investigation but did not provide details about the alleged violation. The statement said that the issue was originally communicated to the committee on June 23 but both the Acting Chairwoman, Democrat Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, and the Acting Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics, Republican Michael Guest of Mississippi, jointly decided to extend the matter.

"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.

The committee has not made a decision on whether an ethics violation has occurred and said it will announce a "course of action" in January once the new 118th Congress convenes.

Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, responded to the investigation.

"The congresswoman has always taken ethics incredibly seriously, refusing any donations from lobbyists, corporations, or other special interests. We are confident that this matter will be dismissed," Hitt told the press.

It is unknown if the case references a complaint in 2021 from the American Accountability Foundation alleging that the Congresswoman accepted an impermissible gift by attending that year's Met Gala event. Tickets for the gala cost $35,000 but Ocasio-Cortez was brought as a guest of the Met which did not require her to purchase a ticket. The Congresswoman wore a controversial white dress with the words "tax the rich" written across the fabric. New York lawmakers have been invited to the event in the past including Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Mayor Eric Adams.

The Democratic congresswoman said in a 2019 tweet, during her first session as a legislator, that conservatives were filing "bogus ethics complaints" for Fox News to report on.

The tweet was in reference to a Federal Election Committee complaint from the right-leaning government watchdog, National Legal and Policy Center, alleging that she "orchestrated an extensive off-the-books operation to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures in support of multiple candidates for federal office."

The FEC dismissed the suit and closed the file in February of this year.

The 118th Congress will convene on Jan. 3 following a winter recess.