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Nancy Pelosi treated at hospital in Rome

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi feels unwell upon arriving in Italy after a visit to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation. 'The leader is now resuming her schedule in Italy,' according to her spokesman.

March 21, 2011|By Richard Simon and Michael Muskal | Los Angeles Times

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker, briefly went to a Rome hospital Monday morning but has resumed her official duties, her office announced.

Pelosi, a Democrat from California, felt unwell on arrival in Italy after a visit to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation, according to a statement from her spokesman, Nadeam Elshami.

“After several flights yesterday in Afghanistan and a long flight back to Italy that arrived early this morning, leader Pelosi was not feeling well,” Elshami stated.

“This morning in Rome, the leader was advised to visit a clinic, and the closest medical facility was a hospital. The leader is now resuming her schedule in Italy,” according to the statement.

Pelosi, who will be 71 this week, heads a congressional delegation invited to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

While in Afghanistan, the delegation met with top U.S. officials.

Pelosi used Twitter to thank those asking about her health.

"Thanks to everyone for your well wishes -- had a very productive trip to Afghanistan and am in Italy resuming meetings now," said the tweet.

richard.Simon@latimes.com
michael.muskal@latimes.com

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