August 1, 2011 There are very few Capitol Hill news stories that could have rivaled the passage of the debt-ceiling legislation by the House Monday, which was obviously a huge story.But the return of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to the House chamber to cast a "yes" vote on the bill was certainly one of them.
August 1, 2011 Even as the vote results came in, the loudest cheers were heard when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) made her first appearance on the House floor since she was severely wounded by a gunman in January.
June 28, 2011 "She did not look sick at all," ABC News' Gina Sunseri says of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after the congresswoman's first public appearance before a large crowd since being shot and critically wounded on Jan. 8.
June 21, 2011 "After some time off, I will look at new opportunities and am hopeful that one day I will again serve our country," he says in a statement. Giffords continues to recover from a gunshot wound she suffered on Jan. 8.
June 9, 2011 The congresswoman, who continues to recover from a gunshot wound to her head suffered on Jan. 8, likely will soon feel comfortable having her picture released, her chief of staff says.
May 25, 2011 Jared Loughner mumbled loudly during a hearing into whether he's mentally competent. The judge had him removed. Loughner later said he preferred to watch the proceedings on TV from another room.
May 18, 2011 After someone suffers a brain injury, neurosurgeons often remove a piece of the skull to relieve pressure on the brain. Later, though, the hole needs to be patched. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had that procedure performed today.
May 18, 2011 Doctors will replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, The Associated Press reports. The procedure is an important step in her recovery from the severe head wound she received during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage.
May 16, 2011 Aides say those were the first words from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she watched this morning as her husband, Commander Mark Kelly, and five other astronauts successfully launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour.
May 16, 2011 With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launched, the shuttle is on what's scheduled to be its last mission.
April 29, 2011 Severe storms crashed through six states yesterday, killing more than 300 people. President Obama will visit damaged Alabama. The Endeavour shuttle launches today and President Obama and Rep. Gabby Giffords watch; political unrest in Uganda.
April 27, 2011 The Arizona lawmaker, still recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, is going to watch her husband and the crew of space shuttle Endeavour launch on Friday.
April 25, 2011 "Medically, there is no reason she could not travel safely to Florida to participate in this incredible event with her husband," the director of the neuroscience institute at Houston's TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital confirmed today.