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Maryland Rep. Brown back on Capitol Hill after minor stroke

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland congressman who suffered a minor stroke this month has returned to Capitol Hill to get back to work.

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown planned to speak Tuesday evening on the House floor about the defense authorization bill.

Matthew Verghese, Brown’s spokesman, says Brown also planned to sign a discharge petition to force floor votes on immigration legislation.

Verghese says while Brown is eager to return to work, he will continue to follow the recommendations of his doctors on his ongoing recovery.

Brown had a minor stroke within a few hours of leaving the funeral of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on May 11.

Brown was elected to Congress in 2016 after winning a six-way Democratic primary.

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