Jack Lew to have surgery

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will undergo surgery this week for a benign enlarged prostate.

Here's the report from AP:

The Treasury Department says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will undergo surgery Tuesday to treat a benign enlarged prostate.

Treasury says the surgical procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis in New York.

Treasury spokesperson Natalie Wyeth Earnest said in a statement Sunday that Lew expected to remain at home in New York for the rest of the week. She said his physician expected Lew to be able to return to his full schedule the following week.

Lew has headed the Treasury Department for a year, taking over in 2013 from Timothy Geithner, who served as Treasury secretary during President Barack Obama’s first term.

Lew visited a hospital in Mexico City last week after experiencing what was described as a minor medical issue.

He was reportedly set to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee this week.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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