House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseGOP candidate says he chose bad 'metaphor' with face-stomping comments Democrats must end mob rule The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem victories in `18 will not calm party turbulence MORE (R-La.) will undergo yet another surgery on Wednesday as part of his recovery from being shot in the hip last June.

“I have been fortunate to make tremendous progress in my healing from last June's shooting, and tomorrow I will undergo a planned surgery as part of my ongoing recovery process,” Scalise said in a statement.

The planned surgery will mean another absence from the Capitol over the coming weeks, but Scalise said he will still be handling his leadership duties.


“I will remain fully engaged in my work as I heal from this procedure, and I look forward to returning to the Capitol as soon as I can within the coming weeks,” Scalise said.

Scalise was nearly killed when a gunman attacked GOP lawmakers practicing at a field in Alexandria, Va., for the annual Congressional Baseball Game.

Scalise had to undergo multiple surgeries and was absent from the Capitol for three months.

Since then, he has been using crutches and moving around the Capitol on a motorized scooter.