Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) addresses the media alongside his wife, Amy, last month. Radel returned to the House this week to cast his first vote since pleading guilty to drug charges.
(Scott McIntyre / Associated Press / December 19, 2013)
Radel has been absent from the Capitol since a November court appearance where he acknowledged attempting to purchase cocaine from an undercover police officer. He was sentenced to one year's probation and announced he was taking a leave of absence to begin undergoing treatment for what he said was a struggle with alcoholism that “led to an extremely irresponsible choice.”
Radel said Tuesday that he would meet with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) this week and was eager to begin working with colleagues from both parties to “do what the people elected me to do.”
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