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Feinstein ‘doing well’ after fall leads to hospital trip

Senator is back at her San Francisco home

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., went to a hospital after a fall Tuesday but was back home on Wednesday, Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., went to a hospital after a fall Tuesday but was back home on Wednesday, Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is back home in San Francisco after a brief health scare.

The 90-year-old California Democrat, who was away from the Capitol for much of early 2023 while dealing with a case of shingles, went to he hospital after a fall on Tuesday. But Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday that she was back at home.

“I spoke with Sen. Feinstein this morning. She said she suffered no injuries and briefly went to the hospital as a precaution. I’m glad she is back home now and is doing well,” Schumer said in a statement.

The Senate is away on August recess, but Democrats will need every vote when they get back in session after Labor Day.

Feinstein’s office on Wednesday was touting the senator’s recent work as a senior member of the Appropriations Committee. The spending panel finished reporting out all 12 regular spending bills for fiscal 2024 before recess.

“The Senate Appropriations Committee drafted and approved government funding for next year that will support many of the top issues facing California such as fighting wildfires, mitigating drought and improving our water infrastructure, combatting homelessness, fighting climate change and providing good jobs,” Feinstein said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my Senate and House colleagues to swiftly pass these important bills.”

TMZ first reported Feinstein’s accident.

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