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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:56 PM

42. And this.

Duckworth casts vote holding newborn on Senate floor after rule change

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., an Iraq veteran and double leg amputee, made Senate history as she was wheeled onto the Senate floor Thursday and cast a vote while cradling her tiny infant daughter Maile.

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Just the night before, the United States Senate — a body steeped in tradition that rarely changes its ways — passed a rule change proposed by Duckworth that will allow her, and any woman of the Senate, to bring babies onto the floor and breastfeed them as needed.

Duckworth was met on the floor by a round of applause from her colleagues, who crowded around to congratulate her and greet her daughter.

The resolution, passed by unanimous consent, will allow all senators, men and women, to bring children under the age of one onto the floor.

In a statement released Wednesday, Duckworth thanked her Democratic and Republican colleagues for “helping bring the Senate into the 21st Century by recognizing that sometimes new parents also have responsibilities at work.”

More: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/expected-rule-change-duckworth-nurse-newborn-senate-floor/story?id=54565569

What an amazing woman, Cha.

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