Monday, July 1, 2013 | 2:12 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford underwent cardiac surgery Monday to address an unspecified hereditary condition, a spokesman for the Nevada representative announced.
Spokesman Tim Hogan said Horsford is expected to make a full recovery but will be out on medical leave for as much as a few weeks.
The condition was diagnosed during a recent annual physical. The surgery was not optional, his office said.
Horsford will be in recovery as the House of Representatives takes center stage on immigration reform, a cause for which Horsford has been advocating vocally.
His absence may also affect the timeline for completing work on the already-delayed Yerington land conveyance bill in the House Natural Resources committee. Horsford had been angling to have that bill scheduled for a vote this summer, before Congress goes on recess in August.
Horsford’s staff plans to brief him regularly on those and all other matters that progress during his recovery. Horsford “looks forward to returning to work shortly,” his office said.