Steve Scalise is back at work after the House Majority Whip was critically injured in June when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Northern Virginia.
Scalise got a standing ovation from Republicans and Democrats on the floor of the House Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan praised Scalise's bravery and perseverance.
Scalise said he is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and prayer that he received during his recovery. The Louisiana Republican said he is a living example that miracles really happen.
Scalise thanked members of his security detail who helped keep the gunman occupied until reinforcements arrived. and also thanked the doctors who saved his life.
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