House minority whip admitted to GW Hospital with pneumonia

Updated: July 5, 2018 at 10:19 p.m.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was admitted to GW Hospital earlier this week and diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia, CNN reported Wednesday.

Hoyer, 79, was admitted Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery, according to CNN.

Katie Grant, a spokeswoman for Hoyer, the second-highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, said the congressman is resting and being treated with antibiotics.

“He looks forward to being back at work very soon,” Grant said in a statement.

GW Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths declined to comment, citing patient privacy.

This article was updated to include a response from a GW Hospital spokeswoman.

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