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Despite GOP Griping, Duckworth Drags US Congress 'Into 21 Century' by Bringing Newborn Baby onto Senate Floor


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Despite GOP Griping, Duckworth Drags US Congress 'Into 21 Century' by Bringing Newborn Baby onto Senate Floor

Julia Conley, staff writer

After calling attention to outdated Senate rules that made little to no accommodations for lawmakers who are parents, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) made history on Thursday when she became the first senator to bring a baby onto the Senate floor.

The senator brought her newborn daughter, Maile, who was born last week, into the Senate gallery for a vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to lead NASA. She was able to do so after a resolution was passed on Wednesday to allow children under the age of one onto the floor during votes.


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Hurrah for these women. There should be NO discrimination for new mothers doing the work they were elected for.


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Pant, pant, pant, PUSH!—and the US Senate makes its entrance into the 20th century. Better late than never, I suppose…