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Babies are finally now allowed on the Senate floor

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Thanks to Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who had her baby just last week.
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‘It's About Time.' A Baby Comes to the Senate Floor

‘It's About Time.' A Baby Comes to the Senate Floor

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Senator Tammy Duckworth's new baby daughter made history, becoming the first infant to appear on the Senate floor. Even Mitch McConnell smiled.
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5 Politicians Who Brought Their Babies to Work Like Sen. Tammy Duckworth Did Today

5 Politicians Who Brought Their Babies to Work Like Sen. Tammy Duckworth Did Today

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Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth made history today-again.
Earlier this month, she became the first sitting senator to give birth while in office. Today she was poised to be the first senator to bring a child on the Senate floor, after a rule change that allows senators to bring children under 1 year-old onto the Senate floor.
Although a Duckworth is a trailblazer among U.S. politicians, political leaders in other countries have been able to take their babies and children to work for some time.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth arrives at the Capitol for a close vote with her new daughter, Maile, on...
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Duckworth, Newborn Make Senate History

Duckworth, Newborn Make Senate History

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history, the AP reports. The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor Thursday under new rules that permitted it. Duckworth already is the only senator to have given birth while serving in the Senate. Maile,...
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth brings newborn baby to Senate floor

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth to her second daughter last week.
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