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Capitol Briefing: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

Waxman Released, Expected Back at Work Next Week

By Paul Kane After two days in the hospital, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) is being released today, a spokeswoman said, and he is expected back in the Capitol next week. Waxman, 69, fainted Tuesday and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His office did not elaborate...

By Post Editor  |  July 2, 2009; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Waxman Hospitalized for 'Routine Testing'

Updated 7:08 p.m. By Paul Kane Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last night after fainting, according to his office. "Yesterday, Chairman Waxman did not feel well and fainted in his office. He is undergoing evaluation at Cedars-Sinai [Medical Center]. He is feeling fine today...

By Ben Pershing  |  July 1, 2009; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Health Reform , House  
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Coleman Concedes to Franken in MN Senate Race

By Perry Bacon Jr. Updated, 4:25 p.m. ET: Norm Coleman (R) today conceded defeat to former Saturday Night Live star Al Franken (D) in the U.S. Senate contest in Minnesota following the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that Franken won last November's election, completing one of the longest election processes in...

By Paul Volpe  |  June 30, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
Categories:  Senate  
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Sen. Byrd Released From Hospital

Sen. Robert Byrd, seen here on Inauguration Day, is now out of the hospital, but it's not clear when he'll be able to return to work (Melina Mara/The Washington Post). By Ben Pershing Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) was released today after a six-week stay in the hospital, his office announced,...

By Ben Pershing  |  June 30, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Senate  
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Today on the Hill

Congress is in recess through July 6. In the meantime, visit our Votes Database to check members' votes on Friday's climate bill, among all other votes in the 111th Congress....

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 29, 2009; 7:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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