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WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa’s high U.S. senator, is hospitalized within the Washington space with an an infection and is receiving antibiotic injections, his workplace mentioned Tuesday.
His workplace mentioned in an announcement that Grassley, 90, will return to work “as quickly as doable following docs’ orders” and is in good spirits. The assertion didn’t point out any extra particulars about his situation.
The Iowa Republican underwent hip surgical procedure final yr and briefly used a bike to get round. However the eight-term senator, who has lengthy been identified for his every day early morning rounds, appeared wholesome within the halls of Congress even when he grew to become the Senate’s lone senator in September.
Grassley, at the moment the highest Republican on the Senate Price range Committee, was first elected to the Senate in 1980. As the highest Republican, he was Senate president professional tempore till 2021 when Democrats took management. The interim president presides over the chamber, opens proceedings every single day, and is third within the line of presidential succession.
Grassley’s political profession started in 1956, when he was elected to the state legislature on the age of 23. He served for 18 years within the Home of Representatives earlier than being elected to the US Home of Representatives in 1974.
He grew to become the Senate’s most senior member final fall after the dying of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. She was three months older than him.