Rep. Barton Released From Hospital

Dec 19, 2005  •  Post A Comment

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton, R-Texas, was released from a Washington hospital Sunday, after a heart attack last week. In a statement the congressman’s office said Rep. Barton’s heart suffered no damage and the congressman is planning to spend the holidays in Texas after completing work on Capitol Hill. The congressman had the heart attack Thursday evening while negotiating Medicaid legislation with Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.