House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced today she and husband Brian Rodgers are expecting their third child.
"Being a wife and mother have been the most wonderful and blessed experiences in my life. For some time, Brian and I have hoped we would be able to have another child, so it is with great joy we announce that we are expecting our third in December," the Washington Republican said in a statement.
McMorris Rodgers, who turned 44 in May, is the only woman to have given birth twice while serving as a member of Congress. She said in her statement she will continue to serve in her leadership position and will seek re-election in 2014.
"Both Cole and Grace were born while I was a member of Congress, so we will continue to balance the challenges of parenting young children and working – just like countless moms and dads all across America," she said.