By NEMS Daily Journal
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is recovering from elective heart surgery, his spokesman said today.
“Congressman Nunnelee underwent successful heart valve replacement surgery on Monday morning at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio,” said Jordan Russell, Nunnelee’s communications director. “It was an elective procedure to correct a problem he has had since birth. While there will be some recovery time, he is looking forward to getting back to work.”
A date for Nunnelee’s return is not yet certain, but Russell said the Tupelo Republican anticipates being available to vote on any “fiscal cliff” issues that may come before the House in the next couple of weeks.
Nunnelee, 54, won re-election to a second term in the House in November.