Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

Capitol Police Called Heroes for Taking Down Gunman

The opposing sides are paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday.

The Friday visit announced by Ryan's staff comes with Scalise in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country, as well as President [Donald] Trump, Vice President [Mike] Pence and all of Steve's colleagues who have reached out during this challenging time", the statement said.

He said that Scalise has been mostly sedated but they've been able to turn down his medication enough for him to respond to family members. "He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

Several people were injured, including Rep. Scalise. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him.

Numerous players in the congressional game Thursday night are wearing Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school, as they assemble at Nationals Park in Washington.

Steve Scalise, who was shot in the left hip, had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.




Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered subjects from federal land management to cybersecurity. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation.

House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings, pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded.

The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.

"He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting.

The House used a voice vote Thursday to approve a resolution lauding the Capitol Police for protecting lawmakers and stating that "violence has no place" in society.

Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman.

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