RETURN HAD BEEN RUMORED MONDAY AND FOLLOWS LAST WEEK’S CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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WASHINGTON—Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), who has been absent from the Senate for more than a week recovering from surgery, will return on Tuesday, when the chamber is set to vote on whether to open debate on dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. McCain’s return had been rumored all day, but his colleagues said the decision was in the hands of his doctors at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Mr. McCain had surgery on July 14 to remove a blood clot and was left with an incision above his left eye. The blood clot was associated with a tumor known as a glioblastoma. Mr. McCain’s colleagues said it wasn’t clear whether the incision had healed to the point that he could sit in a pressurized cabin for the flight back to Washington.

“Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russian, Iran and North Korea,” said a statement Monday night from Mr. McCain’s office.

July 24, 2017 9:47 p.m. ET

Write to Siobhan Hughes at siobhan.hughes@wsj.com

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