(CNN) – Longtime Rep. Don Young misused campaign funds and accepted improper gifts relating to hunting trips he took with his family and staff over the years, the House Ethics Committee concluded on Friday.
The panel found that the 21-term Alaska Republican broke its rules when he used campaign funds for personal purposes and improperly accepted gifts for 15 trips between 2001-13.
“The committee finds that Representative Young should repay the value of those improper trips and gifts” to his campaign and other individuals.
The bill: $59,063.74. The panel also said Young should amend his financial disclosure forms.
Young was not sanctioned over the matter, but he did receive a letter of reproval, or rebuke, condemning the misconduct.
Young, who was first elected to the House in 1973, apologized in a statement.
"There were a number of instances where I failed to exercise due care in complying with the House’s Code of Conduct and for that I apologize.”
Young noted the panel did not find that he acted “corruptly or in bad faith" and that he’s reimbursed his campaign fund, Alaskans for Don Young.
“I have made each of the payments recommended by the committee and have taken significant steps since 2007 to strengthen my office’s polices for compliance with the Code of Conduct to ensure that these types of oversights do not happen again."
CNN's Paul Courson contributed to this report.