Senator Mark Kirk to return to Congress floor in 2013

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Senator Mark Kirk to return to Congress floor in 2013

December 6, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Nearly one year after suffering a stroke, Senator Mark Kirk will return to the Senate Floor.

Kirk suffered an ischemic stroke last January, which limited movement on the left side of his body.

In a statement today, Kirk's Staff confirmed the Republican's return when the Senate convenes on January 3 for 113th Congress.

Throughout the year, Kirk has documented his recovery progress in several videos released to the public.

In his first post-stroke interview last month, Kirk said the videos are meant to give a message of hope to others who have suffered from a stroke.

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