McMorris Rodgers Sets Congressional Record, Giving Birth to Third Child

The House Republican Conference Chair is the only member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks at a press conference at the Capitol. 
National Journal
Billy House
Nov. 25, 2013, 9:50 a.m.

House Re­pub­lic­an Con­fer­ence Chair Cathy Mc­Mor­ris Rodgers, R-Wash., an­nounced Fri­day that she and her hus­band de­livered their third child, mak­ing her the only mem­ber of Con­gress ever to give birth three times while in of­fice.

The an­nounce­ment was made in an In­s­tagram post on Monday by Mc­Mor­ris Rodgers.

“Wel­come Brynn Cath­er­ine! (Born at 6:19 am on Nov. 24, weigh­ing 7 lbs. 6 oz.) 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 wrote.

Mc­Mor­ris Rodgers, the fourth-rank­ing House Re­pub­lic­an and a rising GOP star, an­nounced in Ju­ly that she and her hus­band, Bri­an Rodgers, were ex­pect­ing an­oth­er child.

Mc­Mor­ris Ro­gers gave birth to her daugh­ter, Grace, in 2010. In 2007, the couple had their first child, Cole.

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