(CNN)Sen. John Boozman will have a follow-up surgery Tuesday related to a torn aorta in 2014 that was repaired, the Republican from Arkansas tweeted on Friday.
He wrote that after consulting with his doctor, he decided to proceed with the procedure during the August recess.
“It’s a good time to do it, and then I should be blowing and going,” he told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “We’re going to have a really busy September, I believe, when we come back.”
Boozman’s office declined to comment beyond the senator’s tweet.
When Congress returns next month, they’ll face a full slate of legislative to-dos, including raising the debt ceiling, passing a budget, reauthorizing federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and tax reform.
Republican Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas to have follow-up surgery