Houston, TX--This summer, while Congress has been out of session, I have undergone treatment here in Houston for Leukemia. Fortunately, just eight weeks into treatment, I am feeling like myself again and am confident that I will beat cancer. Incredible progress has been made so far thanks to the Good Lord and the world class team of physicians at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Tomorrow, I will return to Washington for votes and I hope to be present for as much of the fall session that my treatment schedule will allow. The support that I have received during this difficult time has been overwhelming. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. This September, during Leukemia Awareness Month, I intend to keep fighting this disease with all that I have while fighting for Texans in the House of Representatives, just as I always have. And that’s just the way it is.