House Majority Whip Steve Scalise emotionally thanked Rep. Brad Wenstrup for saving his life after he was shot in June while practicing for the congressional baseball game.

Wenstrup, a Republican from Ohio, is a former Army medical officer who managed to get to Scalise and apply a tourniquet as he was bleeding on the baseball field. Scalise said that quick action likely saved his life.

"As you know Brad's not only a doctor, but he's a decorated Army ranger who served in combat. One of his roles and missions was to take care of people that were wounded before they went off on the helicopter to go get prepared," Scalise said.

"Who would have thought that God would have to take care of people that were wounded before they went off put Brad out there on the field with me, because the tourniquet he applied, many will tell you, saved my life so I could actually make it to the hospital in time with all the blood loss."

Scalise made his return to the House chamber Thursday, three months after the shooting, earning a standing ovation from his colleagues.