by Jim Nintzel
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be returning to Houston today to continue with her rehabilitation program.
Giffords, who made a surprise appearance on Capitol Hill yesterday to vote in favor of the debt-ceiling legislation, will not remain in Washington to visit the White House for a ceremony honoring her husband, retiring NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, and his space shuttle Endeavour crew, says spokesman C.J. Karamargin.
Karamargin adds that no decision has been made as to whether Giffords will seek reelection in 2012, contrary to some news reports earlier today.