“Congressman Brown and his family are grateful for the excellent care he received and the outpouring of support and well wishes,” spokesman Matt Verghese said in a statement. “He is expected to make a full recovery.”
Shortly after Brown returned to his home in Bowie from the funeral at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, he felt severe dizziness and nausea, his office said in a statement. His wife, Karmen Walker Brown, called 911.
A former two-term lieutenant governor, Brown lost the 2014 gubernatorial race to Gov. Larry Hogan (R). He was elected to Congress in 2016 after winning a six-way Democratic primary.
Brown, an Army veteran, spent eight years as a lawmaker in the Maryland General Assembly, rising quickly through the ranks before becoming deputy to Democratic governor Martin J. O’Malley in 2006.
He is the second member of Maryland’s 10-person congressional delegation to be sidelined by health problems this year. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat from Baltimore, returned to Congress in April after a three-month absence because of a knee infection.
Brown spoke to his Capitol Hill and district office staff via conference call Monday.