Washington, D.C. (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says 89-year-old Former Senator Bob Dole has been hospitalized.
Reid made the announcement on the floor of the senate, adding that Dole is at Walter Reed Hospital, and that the two spoke a few days ago.
Senator John McCain read a letter from Dole, urging the Senate to pass the CPRD, the Convention of Persons with Disabilities. It addresses disability rights of people around the world.
Dole, who turned 89 in July, has been fighting a leg infection since 2009.
An injury in World War Two left his right arm disabled, and his left arm partially disabled.