(UPDATE, Friday, 12:45 p.m., July 29) – Statement From The Office Of Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was discharged Friday from the rehabilitation facility where he has undergone a rigorous schedule of twice-daily physical therapy sessions for several weeks.  He has returned with Marcelle to his house in McLean, Va.  He, Marcelle and his medical team are pleased with the progress that he has made after two surgeries related to his hip replacement. 

On the way to his house, he went to the Capitol to sign the newly passed CHIPS + Science Bill, for which his signature is required, as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, along with the signature of Speaker Pelosi, before the bill can be sent to the President’s desk.

He will return to the Senate next week, when several key votes are on the agenda, including the marathon series of votes on the Reconciliation Bill expected later in the week.  This week, he released the 12 annual Appropriations Bills that fund the federal government, to advance the process of enacting them in the weeks and months ahead.  As Appropriations Chairman, on Thursday, joined by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) he also released a Supplemental Appropriations Bill to address the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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