U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and House Speaker John Boehner

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and House Speaker John Boehner

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking GOP woman in Congress, will give the party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

The Washington state congresswoman chairs the House Republican conference, is a mother with a new baby and two other children, and often speaks out on issues affecting families. She's in her fifth term representing a district in eastern Washington. She grew up in a farm family and as a girl worked at the family's orchard and fruit stand in the small town of Kettle Falls. (AP)

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