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This will be Radel’s first appearance in Congress since he was charged with possession of cocaine after purchasing drugs from an undercover officer in Washington, D.C. on October 29.

"I look forward to getting back to work next week representing my neighbors in Southwest Florida as they face the burdens of Obamacare, a jobless recovery, and a federal government that continues to spend more than it takes in," Radel told NBC News on Thursday.