WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Howard Coble has rejoined his colleagues on the House floor, only two days after undergoing hernia surgery at a Washington hospital.
Chief of Staff Ed McDonald said that doctors discharged the 82-year-old 6th District Republican early Thursday morning. McDonald said Coble will ride back to North Carolina with a staffer who drives home every other weekend.
Coble entered George Washington University Hospital after he complained of severe stomach pains on Tuesday. His surgery was deemed a success by doctors, but he remained in the hospital on Wednesday.
The House is not in session either on Friday or next Monday. McDonald said Coble expects to return to Capitol Hill next Tuesday for the last week of the House session before the August district work period.