CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is back on the job after undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder.
Kirk’s spokesman says the Highland Park Republican arrived in Washington on Tuesday.
Senators are considering a bipartisan budget deal. The agreement passed by the House sets spending limits for defense and domestic programs for two years and averts a possible government shutdown in January.
Kirk underwent surgery Dec. 9. He had experienced stomach pain and tests revealed gallstones — hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder.
The physician who performed the surgery says the gallbladder procedure was not related to a stroke Kirk suffered last year. He returned to work in Congress earlier this year.