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Congressman Walter Jones breaks hip in fall at home

January 17, 2019 GMT

Republican 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones has undergone surgery for a broken hip suffered at his home.

A statement on his webpage said the 75-year-old Jones underwent surgery on Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His office said he has already begun rehabilitation. No further details were immediately available Wednesday.

In December, The Herald-Sun of Durham reported the lawmaker missed the last 27 roll call votes in the U.S. House, dating to late September.

Also in December, Jones was granted a leave of absence for the rest of 2018. His office said he planned to return to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress. However, WITN in Greenville reported Jones took the oath of office at his Farmville home.