Rep. Cummings hospitalized, wife suspends gubernatorial campaign
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsOvernight Energy: Dems raise new questions about Pruitt's security | EPA rules burning wood is carbon neutral | Fourth GOP lawmaker calls for Pruitt's ouster | Court blocks delay to car efficiency fines Dems: Pruitt’s office security sweep was subpar The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos 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 McCainManchin, Donnelly back Pompeo This week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination MORE for treatments of an aggressive brain tumor and Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranChamber of Commerce makes play in Mississippi Senate race for Hyde-Smith Shelby approved as Appropriations panel chairman Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as Mississippi's latest senator MORE (R-Miss.) for a series of urological problems.

- Updated 3:52 p.m.