Rep. Cummings hospitalized, wife suspends gubernatorial campaign
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDemocrats plot next move after GOP sinks Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers press AbbVie CEO on increased US prices of two drugs Overnight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August 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 McCainFive takeaways from the Biden-Putin summit Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration Arizona AG Mark Brnovich launches Senate challenge to Mark Kelly MORE for treatments of an aggressive brain tumor and Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranBottom line Bottom line Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future MORE (R-Miss.) for a series of urological problems.

- Updated 3:52 p.m.