Barrasso announces he’ll be out from Senate this week after undergoing abdominal surgery

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) announced on Monday he will remain home in Wyoming this week after undergoing abdominal surgery over the weekend. 

The No. 3 Senate Republican, 71, said through his office that he underwent a “successful abdominal laparoscopic surgery for an abdominal obstruction” at the Banner Wyoming Medical Center. 

“Bobbi and I are grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Banner for their excellent care,” Barrasso said, mentioning his wife. “I am doing well and was discharged from the hospital this morning. I’ll continue to recover at home in Casper this week.”

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

“As soon as my doctors clear me for travel, I’ll return to D.C.,” the statement added.

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