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Baby news for two Washington congresswomen

Recently, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) announced she is expecting her third child in December. McMorris Rodgers, the House Republican Conference Chair, is the only member of Congress to give birth twice while in office.

"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.

"I look forward to continuing my duties as Conference Chair and running again for re-election next year to represent the great people of Eastern Washington.  Both Cole (6) and Grace (2) 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."

Meanwhile, Rep. Jaime Hererra-Beutler (R-Longview) recently gave birth to a baby girl, her first. Abigail Rose was born 12 weeks premature on July 15, at two pounds and 12 ounces. She was diagnosed in the womb with Potter's sequence and has no kidneys. She has been undergoing dialysis at a California hospital.

But she is breathing on her own, and the Congresswoman recently posted on her Facebook page "She is every bit a miracle."