Senator McCaskill to be absent for three weeks for cancer treatment

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks in St. Joseph, Mo. Much to her astonishment but fulfilling a lifelong dream, the former prosecutor was chosen Monday, Jan. 26, 2016 for jury duty in St. Louis to help decide a slip-and-fall case against a convenience store giant accused of negligence. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Claire McCaskill will be absent from Congress for the next three weeks as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer, the Missouri Democrat wrote in a blog post on Monday. McCaskill, who leads the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said she will post online how she would have voted on any matters that come up during her absence and will submit questions in writing for any missed hearings. “It’s a little scary, but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery,” McCaskill wrote. (Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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