Influential Democrat Announces Cancer Diagnosis

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On Tuesday, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), the leading Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, shared the news that he is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

In a recent statement, Grijalva, aged 76, shared that he had sought medical treatment a few weeks ago for a persistent cough.

Initially diagnosed as pneumonia, further testing and imaging uncovered a more concerning diagnosis: cancer.

Grijalva has chosen to keep the details of his cancer diagnosis private, but he made it clear that his office will remain operational to ensure that his constituents receive the services they need.

In recent times, the GOP-led House has witnessed a remarkably narrow split within the party, leading to the announcement.

Several politicians from both parties have chosen to retire ahead of schedule, while others, like Rep. George Santos (R-NY), have faced expulsion and subsequently been replaced by a Democrat.

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