"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."
Later in the day, Meng tweeted a photo of a birthday cake and flowers, thanking her husband and staff.
Thanks to the best hubby and staff ever! pic.twitter.com/8cdCL5sIqN— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) October 1, 2013
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.