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Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, 79, released from hospital

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a news conference about the tax cut on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a news conference about the tax cut on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland has been released from a Washington hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, says his spokesman.

Spokeswoman Mariel Saez said Tuesday in an email that Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, was released from George Washington University Hospital over the weekend. The 79-year-old was diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia and admitted to the hospital last week.

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Saez says Hoyer is expected to be back at work Tuesday as the House resumes session.

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