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Hirono to undergo eye surgery this month

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Associated Press

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, questions Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill in Washington March 22, during Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono will undergo elective surgery this month to implant a lens into her left eye to improve her vision, her office said today.

Congress is in recess and Hirono expects to be back at work when the Senate reconvenes later this month.

Hirono would normally come home to Hawaii during the recess, but will remain in Washington and undergo surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Hirono also announced that she is planning to hold two community meetings next month on Oahu and Kauai.

“While I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to come home for the current state work period, I’m looking forward to holding town halls on Oahu and Kauai on May 6, and expect to be back at work by the time the Senate reconvenes on April 24,” Hirono said in a statement.

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