McConnell to return to Capitol after 5-week absence

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After experiencing a concussion at a private dinner in early March, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has been absent from the Capitol for over five weeks.

However, he announced on Thursday via Twitter that he will be returning to the Capitol on Monday, coinciding with the Senate’s return from the two-week April recess, the Hill reported.

“I am looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday. We’ve got important business to tackle and big fights to win for Kentuckians and the American people,” he tweeted

On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to convene at 3 p.m. to vote on Radha Iyengar Plumb’s nomination as a deputy undersecretary of Defense.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who is 81 years old, had been absent from the Capitol for over five weeks after suffering a concussion.

He had fallen and tripped at a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington, D.C. on March 8, and was hospitalized for several days for observation and rest.

Subsequently, he was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility until his doctors allowed him to go home on March 25.

Written by staff