Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and “continues to show signs of improvement”, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.
Sava also said that Scalise will likely remain in the hospital for a “considerable period of time”.
“He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones”, the hospital said, adding that he had been downgraded to “serious” condition.
Scalise’s security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media.
The No. 3 House Republican was shot by a gunman who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. James Hodgkinson had been a vocal opponent of the Republican party. Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June.
Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials declined to confirm media accounts that the list of names Hodgkinson carried was a “kill list”; they said the names were listed without any other comment.
The attack cast a pall over Washington Wednesday, but leaders of both major parties vowed to return to business Thursday, and the annual congressional baseball game went on as scheduled that night.
Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at “imminent risk of death” when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. According to Sava, the bullet fractured upon entering Scalise’s hip.
Sava said he told Scalise’s family that “I am not declaring victory until he’s playing ball in his back yard with his family”.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. He’s been undergoing repeat surgeries.