Elijah Cummings absent from Congress for two months after heart surgery: Report

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been absent from Capitol Hill for nearly two months following heart surgery, according to a report Wednesday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was supposed to return to work shortly after undergoing a “minimally invasive medical procedure to treat aortic stenosis” on May 24.

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But as of July 19, Cummings has not returned to Capitol Hill.

A press release from his office at the time said Cummings would “remain in the hospital for a few days and will return to his normal schedule thereafter.”

Since May 24, BuzzFeed News said, Democrats on the Oversight Committee have sent at least 17 letters including Cummings’s signature, most of them seeking information from the Trump administration related to the committee’s Russia investigation.

Cummings’s office says that the congressman has been home recovering and doing physical therapy.

“From conducting oversight of the voting rights commission to the latest ties between Trump affiliates and the Russians, Ranking Member Cummings is as busy and active as he has ever been,” a spokesperson from Cummings’ office told BuzzFeed.

Elijah Cummings absent from Congress for two months after heart surgery: Report

Cummings’s office says that the congressman has been home recovering and doing physical therapy.

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