"I'm here. I'd love to be with my family," she said at the 12:30 a.m. votes in the early morning hours of Tuesday.  "But it's important to get our work done."

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But, she joked, her birthday "stands out this year for multiple reasons."

Later in the day, Meng tweeted a photo of a birthday cake and flowers, thanking her husband and staff.



She wasn't the only lawmaker with a birthday on Tuesday. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) turned 40.

— This post was updated at 4:38 p.m.