Sen. Dianne Feinstein Is Being Treated In A San Francisco Facility For Shingles

Dianne Feinstein, 89, claimed in a statement that she was diagnosed with shingles late last month, while the Senate was on break.

What Happened To Feinstein?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who skipped this week’s Senate votes, revealed on Thursday that she was hospitalised in San Francisco with shingles. Feinstein stated, “I have been hospitalised, am getting treatment in San Francisco, and anticipate complete recovery. I intend to visit the Senate again later this month.

Her office responded on Wednesday when questioned about her absence amid missed votes this week that she was “handling a health issue” and hoped to “return” to Washington soon.”

Following more than 50 years in public service and 30 years in the Senate, Feinstein announced last month that she will leave Congress at the end of 2024.

Feinstein was first voted to the Senate in 1992, making her the oldest serving senator and the senator from California with the longest tenure.

Regarding Health Issues

Dianne Feinstein
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Following the news of her departure, a number of candidates are already in the mix to represent the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. Feinstein is one of a select group of legislators who have been unable to work recently due to health issues.

Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, just arrived back in the capital after undergoing prostate cancer treatment last month. In order to remove tumours from the lining of his gastrointestinal tract, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, underwent similar surgery. He stated in a statement last week that he intended to recover for “several weeks” before returning to Washington.

Sen. John Fetterman’s office reported this week that the Pennsylvania senator, who admitted himself to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last month for clinical melancholy, is still in the hospital.