It's a Boy for House Member

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Here's something we don't see very often: A House member just gave birth to a baby boy. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave birth to Cole McMorris Rodgers early Sunday at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center. Cole came into the world a bit early–and, at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, early in the day–and a little small, at 5 pounds, 9 ounces. As a result, he's in the neonatal unit "to address minor complications," said the lawmaker's office. But we're assured that all is just fine for the new parents, Cathy and Brian Rogers.

Read the release here.

Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jill Strait
April 30, 2007
(202) 225-2006 McMorris Rodgers Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and husband Brian Rodgers yesterday welcomed the arrival of their son Cole McMorris Rodgers. He was born at 3:14 a.m. on April 29, 2007 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

"Brian and I are overjoyed by the birth of our son," said McMorris Rodgers. "Although he arrived early, both the baby and I are doing well and recovering at the hospital. We look forward to soon being able to bring our son home."

Cole was born four weeks premature. He weighed five pounds nine ounces and is currently in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to address minor complications.