Home Health Parents News Now Congresswoman to Have Record Number of Kids While in Office Congresswoman to Have Record Number of Kids While in Office By Holly Lebowitz Rossi July 24, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print McM Official Photo 3-8-11 (small) 30428 It's all pretty surprising for the Washington state Republican, who wasn't even married when she first got elected to Congress in 2004. "I went through a time when I thought, 'Well, maybe I'll be single for the rest of my life,' because I wasn't getting a lot of dates," she told TODAY.com. The highest ranking GOP woman in Congress, McMorris Rodgers currently chairs the U.S. House Republican Conference, the body responsible for electing that chamber's leadership. When she announced her pregnancy, she promised that neither her political duties nor her re-election campaign would be affected. "I think it's becoming more and more accepted," she said. "As more women serve in Congress, you'll see it will become more common for women to have babies while they're serving. It'll become easier in that people probably just won't think as much about it." Image: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, via http://mcmorris.house.gov/ By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Congresswoman to Have Record Number of Kids While in Office Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.