The non-profit watchdog group, Campaign for Accountability, filed a complaint with the House Committee on Ethics to investigate 13 Republican lawmakers.
According to the group, the Republican House members used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to skip in-person voting to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference.
According to CNN, the lawmakers enlisted their colleagues to vote for them, signing letters stating that they would not attend because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Submitting such untruthful statements to the Clerk of the House should be considered conduct that does not reflect creditably upon the House,” the group said in a letter.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual meeting that promotes conservative activist.
“The representatives who chose CPAC over voting made it clear they value political opportunism over their role as members of Congress. The House Ethics Committee must make clear that members who abuse the privilege of proxy voting will be held accountable,” Michelle Kuppersmith, Executive Director for Campaign for Accountability, told CNN.