Senator Luján Recovering from Stroke

Evenly divided Senate delays some business until his return.

Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico suffered a stroke a week ago and subsequently underwent surgery to ease swelling in his brain. The senator’s chief of staff stated Senator Luján “is currently being cared for at UNM Hospital, resting comfortably, and expected to make a full recovery.” His return to the Senate is anticipated in 4 to 6 weeks.

In an evenly divided Senate, Senator Maria Cantwell, chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said that the panel will delay voting on the president’s nominees to the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission “until Senator Luján gets back.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For healing and a full recovery for Senator Luján.
  • For wisdom for the Senate majority leader as Senator Luján convalesces.
  • For the chairs of the Senate Committees as they deliberate on what votes to delay.

Sources: CNN, Lujan.Senate.Gov


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