A motive for the attack is still under investigation, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies said in a statement Friday.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican whose 12th Congressional District covers the Belleville area, has said Hodgkinson contacted his offices a number of times, but none of the communication seemed threatening, according to Bost spokesman George O'Connor.
Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Party lawmaker baseball practice on Wednesday.
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Sava said Scalise would need to undergo an additional operation within the next 48 hours and more beyond that.
Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.
Still, finger-pointing lingered as some on each side suggested the other had contributed more to the disparaging broadsides they've increasingly aimed at each other. Doyle gave the winning trophy back to the Republicans to put in Scalise's hospital room. Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip.
Officer David Bailey recovered enough to throw the first pitch at Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Dr Sava said. The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak.
After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in 2011, we urged readers not to blame anyone but Jared Loughner, her deranged attacker, while deploring incendiary political rhetoric.
Underscoring the day's mood, the Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, opened the day by seeking divine forgiveness "when we seem to forget that words matter and can become seeds that will bring bitter harvest".
The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.