House GOP leader becomes only Member of Congress to give birth three times in office
November 25th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
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House GOP leader becomes only Member of Congress to give birth three times in office

Washington (CNN) – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking House GOP leader, delivered a baby girl on Sunday, becoming the only Member of Congress to give birth three times while in office.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers posted an announcement on Twitter, along with an Instagram picture of her holding her new daughter with the message, "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."

The baby arrived two weeks early, according to an aide to McMorris Rodgers, who says both mom and baby are "doing very well."

The use of social media to unveil the news was not surprising. The five-term congresswoman from Washington state, who heads up messaging efforts for her party in her post as conference chair, has made a major push for House Republicans to include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as part of their communications strategies.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers and husband Brian Rodgers welcomed their first child, son Cole in 2007, who was born with Down Syndrome. Their daughter Grace arrived in December 2010, when McMorris Rogers served as vice chair of the House GOP Conference, marking the first time a member of House leadership delivered a baby.

An aide to Rep. McMorris Rodgers says she still plans to continue in her post as conference chair, and plans to run for a sixth term to represent the fifth district in Washington State in 2014.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Malory Archer

    What a cutie pie! Congratulations.

    November 25, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth ranking House GOP leader,....
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    How does a mere five term Representative work their way up to being the fourth ranking member of her party? Are you telling me that there are no more than three other people in the House GOP that have served more than five terms? Come on, man.

    November 25, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    John Boehner: 64 year old smoker & drinker
    Bronze Plan under Obamacare: $372 month

    November 25, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  4. Bill from GA

    Malory Archer "What a cutie pie! Congratulations."

    Thanks, Malory

    Whether its a Christmas Tree or a baby, the extremists on the left and right seem to think the only purpose of comments is to project hatred.

    November 25, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    A beautiful sight.

    November 25, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. Graham Krueger

    Congratulations to the mother. How many people were struck with the headline that as written it could have been referring to Boehner? I did chortle a tad

    November 25, 2013 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Congrats, but don't raise as GOP idiot. He is so darling, god bless!!!

    November 25, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |