Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont was hospitalized on Thursday, his office said.
“Late today (Thursday) Senator Leahy was not feeling well and was taken to a Washington area hospital for tests, as a precaution,” his office said in a statement. “He had been at their residence in McLean, Virginia, at the time. At the recommendation of his doctors, he is expected to remain overnight for observation. As is our practice, we will offer updates as warranted.”
The 82-year-old Senator is the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate. He has announced plans to retire at the end of his term.
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