Nashville Public Library Awards Civil Right Icon Congressman John Lewis Literary Award

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 19: Congressman John Lewis chats with addresses audience attending Nashville Public Library Award to Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis - Literary Award on November 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (CBS46) Less than two weeks after announcing a diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer, U.S. Representative John Lewis has returned to the House floor in Washington.

A tweet sent out by Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane welcomed Lewis back and sent out "lots of hugs and handshakes."

Kane continues, saying "after votes, he told me he would 'do my best' to be here."

CBS46 was told that he arrived at the chamber to vote with Democrats in favor of a resolution that would limit President Donald Trump's ability to take further action in Iran.

The 79 year-old Lewis announced that he had cancer on December 29 and pledged to continue working while undergoing treatment in Washington.


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