WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman announced today he will be undergoing a planned surgical procedure.

Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement: As many of you may remember, I had surgery in 2014 to repair a tear in my aorta. About 30 percent of the time after this type of procedure, additional surgery is required. My doctors have been monitoring me since the surgery.

"After consulting with my doctors, I have elected to go ahead and have this done during the August recess so I will be ready to go when the Senate comes back into session in September. As always, Cathy and I appreciate all of your prayers, kind words and well wishes.”

Boozman scheduled his procedure for Tuesday at a Washington, D.C. area hospital.