Duckworth Brings Newborn To Senate
(Washington, DC) — Washington, DC politics is no kids’ game, but the newest member on the Senate floor today can’t say, “Yes,” or cast a vote. That member is the newborn daughter of Senator Tammy Duckworth. The Illinois Democrat became the first sitting senator to give birth while in office and brought daughter Maile in case of a Senate vote today. The Senate requires members to cast votes in person, so Duckworth needed a special resolution to bring Maile. Senators passed without objection that resolution yesterday, which allows senators to bring their children onto the floor as long as they are younger than one-year.
The 50-year-old Duckworth tweeted an image of a Maile’s duckling onesie and teal jacket as she readied to head to the Senate. Duckworth tweeted that she didn’t want to violate the Senate floor dress code that requires blazers.
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