MEDICAL REPORT ON THE HONORABLE JOE BARTON, MEMBER OF CONGRESS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 162
(House of Representatives - December 16, 2005)

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     MEDICAL REPORT ON THE HONORABLE JOE BARTON, MEMBER OF CONGRESS

  (Mr. UPTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Mr. UPTON. Madam Speaker, I just would like to give a brief medical 
report on our friend and colleague, Joe Barton, who left last night 
rather suddenly to GW Hospital. He had three stents put in this 
morning.
  I talked with him at length a little bit earlier this morning. He is 
doing quite well. He has a good sense of humor. Some of you might 
remember that our committee had a BCS hearing earlier this week on a 
playoff schedule, and I told him it had been resolved: Michigan would 
not be playing Nebraska, Michigan would be playing Southern California 
for the National Championship on January 4.
  But he is in good humor, and he is doing well. His wife made it early 
this morning. He is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, he may 
be here later in the weekend to cast a vote or two if it is required.
  He very much appreciates all the Members on both sides of the aisle 
inquiring about his health and wanted us to assure everyone that in 
fact he is the same Joe Barton that he was before; he is expected to 
make a full recovery, and we may see him again later on this weekend.

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