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Sen. Dianne Feinstein hospitalized after fall in San Francisco home

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrives for a Senate briefing on China at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Sen. Dianne Feinstein was hospitalized Tuesday after a fall at her San Francisco home, a spokesman told The Standard Wednesday morning.

Spokesperson Adam Russell said Feinstein "briefly went to the hospital yesterday afternoon as a precaution after a minor fall in her home. All of her scans were clear, and she returned home.” More details were not immediately released.

Earlier this year, Feinstein, who is 90 years old and has served in the Senate for 31 years, took a three-month leave of absence from Congress to deal with a case of shingles that left her hospitalized. 

She returned in May, but questions about her health have persisted. Earlier this year, Feinstein announced she would not seek reelection in 2024.

The senator’s extended absence prompted Reps. Ro Khanna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to call for Feinstein—the longest-serving current member of the Senate—to resign. Reps. Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee and Katie Porter are running to succeed her in the Senate.

Last month, the senator filed a lawsuit Monday claiming she has been barred from accessing money in a trust created by her late husband that would help pay for medical bills related to a debilitating case of shingles that kept her away from Congress for months.

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