GOP Rep. Greg Steube sustains 'several serious injuries' after falling 25 feet off a ladder, his office says

GOP Rep. Greg Steube of Florida is "making progress" but remained hospitalized with "several serious injuries" he sustained after a 25-foot fall off a ladder at his home, his

office said. The representative's injuries "are still under assessment but not life threatening at this time," his office said. "He is making progress and in good spirits."

Steube's potential absence could further narrow House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's already slim Republican majority in the House. Rep. Greg Steube is "making progress" but remained

hospitalized Thursday with "several serious injuries" he sustained after a 25-foot fall off a ladder at his Florida home, his office said. The 44-year-old House Republican

spent the night in an intensive care unit after he was "knocked" off the ladder while cutting tree limbs on his property late Wednesday afternoon, Steube's office said in tweets

from his official account. Steube's injuries "are still under assessment but not life threatening at this time," his office said. "He is making progress and in good

spirits." It thanked the medical personnel treating him and Sarasota County's emergency services, as well as "the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called

911." It is unclear whether Steube will be unable to travel to Washington, D.C., to perform his duties, and if so for how long. A third-term congressman from Florida's 17th

Congressional District, Steube had recently been named to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. He won his latest election with nearly 64% of the vote.