House Majority Whip Scalise Returns To Work At Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) – Majority Whip Steve Scalise is telling his colleagues: “You have no idea how great this feels to be back at work in the people’s House.”

The Louisiana congressman was gravely wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice three months ago, returned to the Capitol on Thursday to cheers and a standing ovation in a packed House chamber.

Scalise described what transpired that early morning in June, thanked the members of the U.S. Capitol Police who exchanged fire with the gunman and the physicians who put him back together. He also thanked his wife, Jennifer, who watched from the visitor’s gallery.

Speaker Paul Ryan welcomed Scalise with the words, “our prayers have been answered.”

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