Sen. Van Hollen out of hospital after minor stroke

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said that he’s glad to be back after a minor stroke had him hospitalized for several days.

“It’s great to be back home after a long week,” Van Hollen tweeted. “I’m grateful for the generous outpouring of support from everyone and the dedicated care I received from the team at GW.”

The 63-year-old senator returns after experiencing some lightheadedness and neck pain during the Western Maryland Democratic Summit.

Hours later, Van Hollen said he sought medical attention after speaking with the attending physician. He was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on May 15.

Van Hollen said that he was not expected to see long-term impacts or damage from the incident and is expected to return to the Senate.

The stroke was the second high-profile incident this year, with Sen. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico reporting a stroke in January. He did not return to the Capitol Building until March.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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