Rep. Charlie Rangel has not voted in the House since February 9, after hurting his back lifting boxes. I received this video from his office on March 28 (though it was uploaded on March 23rd). Everyone says he is doing OK but Rangel has been absent from Congress for almost two months (April 9 would be exactly two months). The House is out of session until April 16. Will he return then? In the meantime the lines of his district have been redrawn and two primary challengers have emerged. Rangel, the second oldest CBC member at 81 years old, taped this video last Friday. Rangel has represented New York in the House since 1971.