Scalise Back In Action After Invasive Surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to the Capitol Monday after surgery and a 12-day hospital stay to cast a “yes” vote on a stopgap spending bill that will reopen the government through Feb. 8.

“I’m feeling real good,” the Louisiana Republican said regarding his health after what he called a “major surgery” he had 12 days ago. “It was very successful but it took a long recovery. But I’m feeling great.”

Scalise said he still has to continue rehabilitation, which he’s been doing since June, “so I can be able to walk properly and hopefully walk without crutches.”

The rehabilitation is going well, he said, noting he is back to work full time now post surgery.

Read more at Roll Call.