Steny Hoyer Released From Hospital, Returning to Capitol This Week

Minority whip was treated for pneumococcal pneumonia

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., has been released from the hospital after being treated for pneumococcal pneumonia. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer was released from George Washington University Hospital this weekend after being treated for pneumococcal pneumonia.

The Maryland Democrat is expected to return to the Capitol Tuesday, which is the start of the House’s legislative work week.

“Mr. Hoyer went home from the hospital this weekend,” Hoyer spokeswoman Katie Grant said in a statement. “He thanks everyone for their well wishes and will be back on the Hill this week.”

Hoyer was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday and treated with antibiotics and rest.

His pneumococcal pneumonia diagnosis followed a work travel period June 29 to July 2, where he visited Wisconsin and Illinois to campaign for Democratic incumbents and candidates, as well as hold policy-related events. 

During his visit to Wisconsin, Hoyer conducted a stop with California Democrat Barbara Lee on their Pathways Out of Poverty Listening Tour.

And in Illinois he visited a community health center and held labor union a roundtable with Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat from that state.

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