Rep. Cummings misses hearing due to medical procedure

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 18:50:24-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says his doctors expect him to return to work in about a week after a medical procedure.

Cummings missed a hearing on Thursday in Washington relating to statehood for the District of Columbia due to the procedure.

In a statement, Cummings did not elaborate on the procedure.

The 68-year-old Democrat who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has had some health issues in recent years.

In 2017, he had a minimally invasive heart procedure. Last year, he had a medical procedure on his knee to drain a bacterial infection.