WASHINGTON — The Louisiana congressman shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return to the Capitol will be based on his doctors’ advice and a date has not yet been determined.
A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Lauren Fine, said the congressman participated Monday in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers on the topic of spending bills.
Fine said Scalise thanked GOP members who are part of the team responsible for whipping up support for various policies and legislation during his absence, particularly Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina. Scalise also thanked lawmakers for their prayers and support.
Fine said Scalise also made it clear he is focused on his inpatient rehabilitation.
“Enjoyed talking to my HouseGOP colleagues on the phone today & look forward to seeing them all once I’m able!” Scalise tweeted.
Enjoyed talking to my @HouseGOP colleagues on the phone today & look forward to seeing them all once I'm able!
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 21, 2017