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Cummings set to return to Washington next week

Cummings set to return to Washington next week

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who has been recovering from a heart procedure for months, told The Baltimore Sun on Monday he expects to return to Capitol Hill next week.

The Baltimore Democrat, the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, underwent what his office described as a “minimally invasive” heart procedure in May. Cummings said in July that an infection prolonged his recovery.

Sounding more like himself than he has in months, Cummings said he would have to make more time to take care of himself — no more 20-hour days, he said — but said he believes the experience will ultimately make him a better lawmaker.

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