House Speaker Paul Ryan says the congressman grievously injured in last week's shooting at a Republican baseball practice is "on the road to recovery'' but it will take some time.
Ryan made the comments to reporters Wednesday morning. Members of the House were wearing purple-and-gold fleur-de-lis lapel stickers, a familiar symbol in Louisiana - Rep. Steve Scalise's home state.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center announced Wednesday that Scalise is now listed in fair condition and continues to make good progress.
The Majority Whip was injured when a gunman opened fire at the practice in Alexandria, Virginia, a week ago. Scalise, 51, was struck in the hip and the bullet shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Doctors said he had arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death.
U2 lead singer Bono met with members of Scalise's staff Wednesday and signed a card wishing the congressman a speedy recovery.
U2 performed in the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday night and Bono was at the Capitol on Wednesday, meeting with Republicans and Democrats. He was pressing for Congress to fully fund the foreign aid budget for next year despite deep cuts proposed by President Donald Trump, according to the statement from the One Campaign. Bono is a co-founder of the organization.