U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher announces he's cancer-free after diagnosis in June

<p><p>U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher announced on Facebook on Friday that he was free of the renal cancer <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/18/idaho-rep-russ-fulcher-announces-cancer-diagnosis” target=”_blank”>he was diagnosed with in June</a>.</p></p><p><p>“Since being diagnosed with renal cancer 6 months ago, I’ve undergone surgery and an aggressive chemotherapy regimen,” the Idaho Republican posted Friday morning.</p></p><p><p>Fulcher, who is in the first year of his second term in Congress, thanked supporters for their “prayer, encouragement, and support.”</p></p><p><p>He also thanked the nurses and doctors that oversaw his treatment.</p></p><p><p>“God allowed this harrowing experience in my life to learn and be a better person while providing some perspective,” Fulcher wrote.</p></p><p><p>Fulcher, 59, was first elected to Congress in 2018, after serving two terms as a state senator and running unsuccessfully for Idaho governor in 2014. He serves on the committees on Natural Resources and Education and Labor.</p></p><p><p>According to the government transparency group GovTrack, Fulcher missed 30 votes in Congress between April and June of this year, <a href=”https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/russ_fulcher/412773″ target=”_blank”>but just six since then</a>.</p></p>