McCain feeling well, returning after holidays

20 December, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Randy Kelley
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"He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country", the statement said.

Domenech, who married Meghan, McCain's 33-year-old daughter in late November in Arizona, said his father-in-law was looking forward to spending the holidays in the Grand Canyon state. John McCain will miss the upcoming vote on the Republican tax bill in the Senate this week.

Sen. McCain is not expected to be in Washington for the tax vote, CNN confirmed.

McCain was hospitalized Wednesday while receiving chemotherapy treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda and at the nearby National Institutes of Health.

He left for Arizona on Sunday.

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer this summer. He has been undergoing treatment since.

President Donald Trump on Friday telephoned Cindy McCain, the wife of ailing Sen.

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If the count is deadlocked, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of Republicans. A doctor says he is also "responding positively" to ongoing treatment for brain cancer. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee last week and should have enough votes for the GOP measure. 'My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona, ' she continued.

In a statement provided by Mr. McCain's office on Sunday, Dr. Mark R. Gilbert, chief of the neuro-oncology branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, offered an upbeat assessment of the senator's health. "They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his vote - which hopefully we won't", Trump told reporters. It's too bad. He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about it.

The Arizona Republican tweeted late Monday morning his "thanks to everyone for your support & words of encouragement!"

A vote is expected in the House and Senate on Tuesday.

McCain, 81, missed several Senate votes last week while at Walter Reed.

But McCain's condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks.

More recently, McCain tore the Achilles tendon on his right foot, which forced him to wear a walking brace and then use a wheelchair in order to get around the U.S. Capitol.

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