Republican lawmaker sheds 60 pounds after bypass surgery

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The 41-year-old congressman revealed the news of his slimming waistline to local New York station WETM-TV. He told the station that he encourages anyone considering the surgery to consult with a doctor.

Reed isn’t the first member of Congress to go under the knife for the weight loss surgery.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) had the surgery back in 2004.

Reed's office didn't return ITK's request for comment.

UPDATE (1:05 p.m.): Reed tells ITK in an email: “The decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery was a difficult decision to make but it was the right decision for me and for my family. This will be a complete lifestyle change that my doctor says will add 20 years to my life.”