Rep. Elijah Cummings expected to return to normal schedule after heart surgery
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) has undergone heart surgery and is expected to return to his normal schedule after a few days in the hospital, according to his office.The procedure, which took place Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was to correct a narrowing of his aortic valve. The valve was replaced.
A statement from Cummings’s office described the surgery as “minimally invasive.” The procedure was previously scheduled, not an emergency operation, a spokesman said. Congress will not be in session Friday and is in recess next week.
Cummings, 66, is the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. He …