Sen. Johnson discharged from rehabilitation center

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) was discharged from a medical rehabilitation center on Friday, four months after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage.

Johnson, 60, will continue outpatient physical and speech therapy from his home in northern Virginia. He is trying to regain full use of his right side and has been using a wheelchair to get around.

There is no word on when he will return to work. But former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) said he was "very optimistic" about Johnson's complete recovery.

Johnson, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, has been working during his recovery. He has signed onto several bills.

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Senator Home From Hospital (The Washington Post 5/1)
Sen. Johnson goes home (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/1)
Johnson 'politically astute' after release (The Rapid City Journal 5/1)

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