Rangel, missing from Washington, will appear on NY1

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Congress is in session this week, but Rep. Charlie Rangel is not there.

The Stonewall Democrats hosted congressional candidates last night in Chelsea. Rangel wasn't there, either. 

But Rangel is scheduled to appear on NY1 tonight, where he'll likely be asked about a report the station aired recently about Rangel missing (at least) 103 votes during a two-month stretch due to a back injury. Spokespeople for Rangel have said he is working with constituents in the district and they have strongly denied the implication that the 81-year-old congressman has slacked off on his congressional duties.

Campaign spokesman Bob Liff told Andrew Hawkins that "Rangel has been in the office this week — he’s there now — and is working."

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