Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on Monday informed the House that he will take a two-week leave of absence in order to seek treatment for his behavior that involved sending inappropriate messages to several women.
On Monday evening, the House reading clerk quickly read off Weiner's request for a two-week absence, along with two other requests for time off. While they are technically requests, they are essentially used to inform the House that members will not be present for House proceedings.
Weiner did not appear in the House chamber.
Several reports have noted that Weiner will continue to receive his congressional salary, roughly $174,000 per year, while he seeks treatment. If he takes the full two weeks, Weiner will receive nearly $6,500 while away.