Republican Congressman Helen Chenoweth, who fractured her foot last winter and her arm last month, is scheduled to undergo surgery for an unrelated problem next week.
Spokeswoman Khris Bershers declined to discuss the specific procedure Chenoweth will receive.
Chenoweth, 57, had delayed the surgery since she was sworn in as a member of Congress in January because of the workload, Bershers said.
“She expects to recover in a day or two, but her doctors tell us it may be at least 10 days,” Bershers said.
Chenoweth is currently touring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William Sound and Kaktovik Village in Alaska with the House Resources Committee.
She has cleared her August recess schedule from Aug. 14 through Aug. 24 to accommodate the surgery and recovery.
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