The state House has welcomed back today its senior member, who missed time last week after suffering a heart attack.

Representative Chris Kelly (D-Columbia)

Representative Chris Kelly (D-Columbia)

Representative Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) was introduced by Assistant Minority Floor Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City), and demonstrated his signature wit in trading tongue-in-cheek barbs with House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).

He also credited Representative Jim Neely (R-Cameron) with saving his life by getting him to quit delaying a trip to the hospital.

Listen here:  mp3, 2:28