Rep. Cummings hospitalized, wife suspends gubernatorial campaign
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDem lawmaker calls on House to subpoena American translator from Trump-Putin meeting Hillicon Valley: Trump denies Russian meddling at presser with Putin | Republicans join in criticism of Trump | FCC chief rejects Sinclair-Tribune merger | Uber faces probe over gender discrimination | Social media execs headed to Capitol Overnight Energy: Koch backs bill opposing carbon taxes | Lawmakers look to Interior budget to block offshore drilling | EPA defends FOIA process MORE (D-Md.) has been hospitalized after doctors drained an infection in his knee, Politico reports.

It is the most recent in a series of health issues faced by the congressman dating back to last year. 

The longtime congressman's wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, suspended her campaign for Maryland governor on Friday just before her husband's hospitalization was reported but did not cite her husband's condition as the reason for the decision, telling supporters it was for "personal considerations."

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Cummings, 66, underwent a "minimally invasive" heart operation in May and missed several months in Congress over a complication from the surgery.

Cummings' press secretary told The Hill that the treatments are not related to his previous heart operation.

Congress had several members take long-term absences last year during important legislative battles, including Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Memo: Summit fallout hits White House Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’ Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena MORE for treatments of an aggressive brain tumor and Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranTodd Young in talks about chairing Senate GOP campaign arm US farming cannot afford to continue to fall behind Mississippi Democrat drops Senate bid MORE (R-Miss.) for a series of urological problems.

- Updated 3:52 p.m.