Congressman Jackson's political committee also gave more than $298,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to his wife's campaign fund.
The website reports that the federal election commission told Jackson in 2001 that he could pay his wife for consulting work without violating a ban on personal use of political donations.
A spokesman for Jackson issued a statement Thursday, saying, "There is nothing wrong and nothing new here. The fact is the congressman sought and received written permission from the FEC to pay Sandi as a consultant. He also sought and received written FEC permission to contribute to her campaign. They both honor the practice of transparency."