Rep. Cummings Returns to Hill After Months-long Absence - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Rep. Cummings Returns to Hill After Months-long Absence

Posted: Apr 13, 2018 8:27 AM Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP)- Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has returned to Capitol Hill this week, following a three-month recovery from an infection in his left knee.

Cummings told The Washington Post through a spokeswoman Thursday that he's "excited to be back." The 67-year-old Baltimore Democrat had been working remotely since his late December hospitalization.

He said a ruptured cyst and gout caused the infection, requiring two surgeries and intensive physical therapy. Throughout that time, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee took meetings by phone and stayed in contact with staff and colleagues. Two Democratic representatives handled committee duties.

Cummings was away from Washington for a similar length of time last year, following surgery to repair a heart valve and ensuing complications.

He's seeking a 13th term in Congress.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware Senate Approves $4.2 Billion Budget

    Delaware Senate Approves $4.2 Billion Budget

    Jun 20, 2018 6:34 PM2018-06-20 22:34:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:34:23 GMT
    DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - The Delaware Senate has approved a $4.27 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget bill passed on a 19-1 vote Wednesday and now goes to the House. The bill, which represents a 4 percent increase over More
    DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - The Delaware Senate has approved a $4.27 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget bill passed on a 19-1 vote Wednesday and now goes to the House. The bill, which represents a 4 percent increase over More
  • Crisfield Wants Visitors to 'Have a Seat' and Support Arts and Entertainment District

    Crisfield Wants Visitors to 'Have a Seat' and Support Arts and Entertainment District

    Jun 20, 2018 5:51 PM2018-06-20 21:51:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:51:25 GMT
    CRISFIELD, Md.- The arts are officially coming to the city of Crisfield. The state recently awarded the city an Arts and Entertainment District which will provide various tax incentives for artists and businesses in town, it goes into effect July 1st. TheMore
    CRISFIELD, Md.- The arts are officially coming to the city of Crisfield. The state recently awarded the city an Arts and Entertainment District which will provide various tax incentives for artists and businesses in town, it goes into effect July 1st. TheMore
  • Ex-Air Force Captain Sentenced in Child Sex Case

    Ex-Air Force Captain Sentenced in Child SEX Case

    Jun 20, 2018 4:54 PM2018-06-20 20:54:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:57:43 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    A former Air Force captain from New Jersey has been sentenced by a Delaware judge to five years in prison for sexual solicitation of a child.More
    A former Air Force captain from New Jersey has been sentenced by a Delaware judge to five years in prison for sexual solicitation of a child.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices