Markey Breaks Wrist After Fall

Washington—Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) slipped on a Washington D.C. curb Tuesday, breaking his right wrist, a spokeswoman for the lawmaker said Wednesday.

"He is in good sprits and he will make full recovery," said Markey spokeswoman Jessica Schafer. "He'll be fine."

Markey, 61, is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, a panel that oversees the Federal Communications Commission as well as telephone, cable, wireless phone and TV and radio broadcasting companies. Being right-handed, Markey injured his gavel hand, which is now in a cast.

Markey's injury happened "stepping off a curb," Schafer said. But she declined to say where or when the incident occurred in Washington D.C.

Those details, she said, were "not important."