Congressional Baseball Game

GOP baseball team returns to shooting scene

Rep. Joe Barton speaks from behind a podium
Reps. Barton (left) and Williams (center) on the field. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

"As a light rain trickled down Wednesday, Republican members of Congress returned to a baseball field where a gunman critically wounded teammate Rep. Steve Scalise and shattered their sense of security nearly a year ago," USA Today's Deborah Barfield Barry reports.

QuoteToday is an emotional day. But it's also a rebirth, a renewal. I'm proud of the team.
— Texas Rep. Joe Barton, manager of the Republican congressional baseball team

Steve Scalise discharged from hospital

Alex Brandon / AP

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been discharged from the hospital six weeks after sustaining a life-threatening gunshot wound during an attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. He plans to return to Congress after completing "a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation."