Cathy McMorris Rodgers served as Washington State Representative for ten years. She served five terms as a citizen legislator in Olympia, eventually being elected minority leader. She worked at her family’s small business prior to serving in the Washington State House of Representatives.
McMorris Rodgers was elected to U.S. Congress in 2004. She serves as Chair of the House Republican Conference and has co-authored many pieces of pro-life legislation. She has continuously supported the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and as well as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. She is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus and the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus.
McMorris Rodgers is the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress. She is married to Brian Rodgers, a 26-year Navy Commander, and has had 3 children while in office. She is the only Member of Congress to give birth three times while in office. She spoke movingly about her son Cole, who has Down’s syndrome, at the SBA List’s Campaign for Life Gala in 2014, saying: “My oldest, Cole, was born with down syndrome, and it has only reinforced in my mind how precious every life is and the value of every life. I’m reminded of it every day.”
Quote source: www.mcmorris.house.gov