The fourth-ranking Republican in the House leadership broke a congressional record last night by being the only member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), 44, is also the highest-ranking woman in the House.
“Nothing compares to the miracle of bringing a new life into the world. She’s beautiful and seems to be taking it all in stride. Our hearts are full,” she posted last night on her Instagram page announcing the birth of Brynn Catherine, whose Nov. 24 arrival into this world fits in nicely with the congressional calendar at the beginning of the Thanksgiving recess.
McMorris Rodgers gave birth to her son, Cole, in April 2007 and daughter Grace in December 2010.
“She looks forward to continuing her duties as House Republican Conference Chair and running again for re-election next year to represent Washington’s Fifth District,” her spokesman said.
The congresswoman’s other record is being the first member to give birth while in the congressional leadership.