Boehner to have ‘minor’ back procedure

Boehner to have ‘minor’ back procedure
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Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump, GOP fumble chance to govern ObamaCare gets new lease on life Ryan picks party over country by pushing healthcare bill MORE (R-Ohio) is having a “minor, unscheduled” medical procedure to address recurring back problems, spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday.

BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump, GOP fumble chance to govern ObamaCare gets new lease on life Ryan picks party over country by pushing healthcare bill MORE, 64, was in the Capitol on Tuesday and not in any obvious discomfort when speaking to reporters. 

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Steel would not provide further details on his procedure. The Speaker had been scheduled to attend a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, where congressional leaders are dedicating a tree in honor of Anne Frank.

Boehner’s back problems date to when he tended his family’s bar as a young man, and he had surgery at the Cleveland Clinic about five years ago.