BREAKING: Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer Hospitalized With Pneumonia
WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 6, 2018
He is expected to make a quick recovery, his office said on Wednesday.
Hoyer, 79, of Maryland, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday and diagnosed with pneumonia, spokesperson Katie Grant said.
"He is being treated with antibiotics and resting, and is expected to make a full recovery quickly," she said in a statement. "He looks forward to being back at work very soon."
Hoyer has been the No. 2 House Democrat for more than 15 years.
Prior to checking into the hospital, Hoyer was coming off an extensive weekend of campaigning with Democratic incumbents and swing-district candidates in Wisconsin and Illinois. Hoyer also squeezed in a few policy events, including visiting a community health center in Chicago.
Hoyer had been in Wisconsin and Illinois for several days as part of the “Pathways Out of Poverty” listening tour, organized by the Democratic Whip Task Force, in both swing districts and districts with Democratic incumbents.
On Monday, he took part in a roundtable discussion with public service union leaders and members following a Supreme Court ruling that government workers can’t be forced to pay union fees for collective bargaining.