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Chuck Grassley injures hip, will undergo surgery
Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who was elected in November to his eighth term in the Senate, injured his hip and will undergo surgery, his office announced Tuesday night.
“He is otherwise in good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery,” his office said in a statement.
His office did not explain how the 89-year-old senator injured his hip or describe the nature of the surgery.
Grassley was sworn into the new term Jan. 3, becoming the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate. He appeared Monday at the opening day of the 2023 session of the Iowa Legislature, where his grandson is speaker of the Iowa House.
When he announced his run for re-election, Grassley did so with a Twitter video highlighting his daily 4 a.m., 2-mile run.