Kennedy returns to Senate amid cancer treatment

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is currently being treated with chemotherapy after surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor last month, is returning to the Senate for the first time since the surgery today to cast his vote on the Medicare bill.

“I return to the Senate today to keep a promise to our senior citizens – and that’s to protect Medicare,” Kenendy said in a statement to the press today. “Win, lose or draw, I wanted to be here. I wasn’t going to take the chance that my vote could make the difference.”

UPDATE: A veto-proof majority of the Senate joined Kennedy in passing the bill, which will prevent cuts in Medicare reimbursements to doctors. More here from CNNMoney.

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