28 May 2009

Byrd Still Out

From Roll Call (subscription required) via Political Wire: "Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) is still in the hospital two weeks after he was admitted for a minor infection, and it remains unclear whether the 91-year-old lawmaker will return to work next week."

In a Tuesday statement applauding President Obama's choice of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court (quoted by the Parkersburg News and Sentinel), Byrd's office noted that he "remains in the hospital but is much improved. His doctors and family want to exercise extra caution before he is released to ensure that the infection has totally run its course."

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