From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell
Democratic aides tell NBC News that 19-term Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha (D) is hospitalized after complications arose after scheduled surgery to remove his gallbladder. Murtha is currently in intensive care at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA.
The surgery followed an issue that arose in December, according to aides.
Murtha is 77. He is a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee, and he's under scrutiny and an ethics cloud for his ties to the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA.