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Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

Russian President Vladimir Putin left speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province Monday Sept. 5 2016 Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU
Stacy Diaz | 24 June, 2017, 03:25

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, critically injured when he was shot during a congressional baseball practice, has been transferred out of intensive care, The Washington Post and Fox News reported Friday.

The source, who said Scalise left the ICU late on Thursday, said there was no update from the hospital on Scalise's condition.

"The hospital says in a statement that Scalise remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation".

At the same time, a House panel announced modest increases in spending for lawmakers' security, including improved training and equipment, as it unveiled legislation to pay for congressional operations.

Matt Mika, another Alexandria shooting victim who suffered severe injuries, is now in good condition, according to George Washington University Hospital.

The anti-Republican gunman, James T. Hodgskinson, was fatally shot by officers during the attack. However, after multiple surgeries, Scalise showed signs of improvement, and by Saturday, his condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

With many players on both teams wearing hats to honour Scalise, the game was won by the Democrats, 11-2, but they loaned the trophy to the Republicans until Scalise is better.