A former congressman from New Jersey has registered as a lobbyist.

Former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

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.

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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