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Chaffetz Leaves Congress for Month Amid Medical Emergency

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 10:37 PM

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Wednesday an old injury triggered a health emergency that will likely keep him out of work for up to a month.

In an Instagram post, the GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee said doctors at the University of Utah recommended he get immediate surgery to prevent a serious infection from screws still in his foot after a fall from a ladder 12 years ago.

With a busy agenda ahead for House Republicans — both on healthcare and government funding – Chaffetz said he regretted he will not be able to help work out those major issues.

"My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks," he wrote. "I'm sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington . . . but medical emergencies are never convenient."

Last week, the Utah lawmaker shocked Washington with an announcement he will not seek re-election next year, suggesting he might leave Washington even before the end of his term.

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