Congressman Poe returns to congress after leukemia treatment

HOUSTON - Houston Congressman Ted Poe returned to congress Thursday following his leukemia treatment.

"After entering the best cancer center in the world, MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, my hometown, in just 8 weeks, incredible progress has been made," Poe said from the House floor. "Thanks to the good Lord, the doctors, and staff at MD Anderson, I am able to be back in Washington, D.C., and on the House floor. I will be here as much as my treatment will allow."

"This September during Leukemia Awareness Month, I intend to keep fighting this cancer with all that I have while fighting for Texans in this House. I intend to be independent and free from this cancer."

It was mid-July when the congressman revealed his diagnosis.

Poe served for 22 years as a criminal court judge in Houston where he gained national attention for his innovative sentences. He was elected to the House in 2005.

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