WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Southwest Floirda's U.S. Representative Trey Radel headed back to work in the nation's Capitol, as the House returned from the winter holiday.
Radel took a leave of absence after pleading guilty to cocaine possession charges on November 20. He completed a 28-day treatment program and his staff confirms he will be at the Capitol when the U.S. House gets back to work Tuesday evening.
Congress has a lot to tackle right off the bat, including immigration reform, unemployment benefits, President Obama's healthcare law, and passing a budget by the January 15th.
In earlier statements, the Congressman said he's ready to get back to representing Southwest Florida. He also vowed to redouble his legislative agenda.
WINK News Anchor Amanda Hall is in Washington D.C., following the Congressman's return to Capitol Hill. WINK News will also be looking to see how he's received by his fellow lawmakers and by those in his party.
Radel's staffers also confirm he has at least two meetings set with GOP members Wednesday.
Rep. Trey Radel is a former WINK-TV news anchor and conservative talk show host on 92.5 Fox News Radio in Fort Myers.