Tuesday, December 4, 2012

BACK TO WORK: Rep. Ron Barber Voting In House 8 Days After Tumor Removed

Only eight days after having a cancerous tumor removed from his tongue, Arizona Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD8) was back in the Capitol casting votes today (Tuesday).

The votes were not consequential - he was part of a 398-2 majority to pass the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act, for example - but, it answered the concerns that were apparently lingering in some southern Arizona Republicans' minds, after the attempted assassination of previous Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January 2011 (in which Barber was also shot, and 13 people were killed) left the district without a vote in the House for almost all of 17 months.

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