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Maryland's Sen. Chris Van Hollen treated for minor stroke

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Posted at 11:34 AM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 14:34:57-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says he has suffered a minor stroke and is being treated at George Washington University Hospital.

The Democrat says he has been told there are no long-term effects or damage.

In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen said he has been advised by doctors to remain under observation at the hospital for a few days out of an abundance of caution.

Van Hollen is the second Democratic senator to suffer a stroke in the past few months. Sen. Ben Ray Lujan was hospitalized earlier this year.

However, he recovered and returned to the Senate in March.

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