Stefanik welcomes 'healthy baby boy'
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Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan GOP lawmakers worry vaccine mandate will impact defense supply chain Lawmakers pay tribute to Colin Powell MORE (R-N.Y.) is now a mom — and her newborn son is sporting some "chubby cheeks and charm."

The chair of the House Republican Conference and her husband, Matt Manda, welcomed their first child, Samuel "Sam" Albritton Manda, on Aug. 27, the couple announced Monday.

The newest member of the lawmaker's family was born at Saratoga Hospital. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 22 inches long.


"Sam impressed all the doctors, nurses, and staff with his head of dark hair, chubby cheeks, and charm!" the pair said in a birth announcement about their "healthy baby boy."

"Our hearts are bursting with joy and our lives have never been fuller," Stefanik and Manda said in a statement. "We are truly blessed by our most precious gift, Baby Sam. "

Stefanik, 37, had announced in June that she was expecting. The pregnancy news came shortly after the GOP voted to replace Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney'You're a joke': Greene clashes with Cheney, Raskin on House floor The 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member MORE with Stefanik as the party's conference chair because of the Wyoming Republican's criticism of former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE.