Rep. Steve Scalise makes a triumphant return to Capitol Hill

The congressman was critically injured by a gunman while practicing for a charity baseball game in June.
2:11 | 09/28/17

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The congressman shot at that baseball practice, and we only learned it was far more serious than we thought, in the weeks afterward. Well, today representative Steve Scalise returning for the first time. Republicans and Democrats on their feet, a resounding ovation, and some very emotional moments, as he singled out the heroes, right there in the chamber. ABC's Mary Bruce, back on the hill tonight. Reporter: The moment Steve Scalise came around the corner, his colleagues came to their feet, welcoming him back to floor with thunderous applau applause. For what purpose does the gentleman from Louisiana seek recognition? To speak out of order, Mr. Speaker. Reporter: It's been three months days since he was gunned down on that Virginia baseball field. So, I'm definitely a living example that miracles really do happen. Reporter: Thanking the capitol police offers he calls his angels. Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who was there today. David, you are my hero, you saved my life. Thank you so much. Reporter: Also on the field, congressman and doctor Brad Wenstrup. The tourniquet he applied, many will tell you, saved my life, so, Brad where, are you at? Right down front. Right down front. Reporter: And for the colleagues who were there when he needed them most -- Both Republican and Democrat reached out in ways that I can't express the gratitude in how much it means to me. Reporter: As he walked off the floor, the public waiting -- What's it like to be back on the floor? It felt incredible to be back in the house chamber, and voting, and back to my Normal job. Reporter: It was quite a moment. I feel great, I feel great. Reporter: The congressman, back home and triumphant. Really powerful moment of unity today there on the hill. And Mary Bruce joins us live from the capitol. The congressman, now back to work full time? Reporter: Yeah, David. Scalise is now back on the hill full time. But lawmakers tell me, he's already been working for weeks, behind the scenes, on the phone, keeping up with all the activity here.

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