Rule change allows Duckworth to nurse newborn on Senate floor

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), married to fellow Iraq war veteran Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, gave birth to the couple's second daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, 10 days ago. The move came a week after Tammy Duckworth, 50, became the first sitting USA senator to give birth while in office. Duckworth and her colleagues had pushed for flexibility so that members of the upper chamber - particularly women - who have children while in office can remain close to them while they're infants.

A service dog was allowed on the floor in 1997, "but since then we have not expanded any access to the floor until this little Maile", Klobuchar said.

He added, "I don't think people are going to bring babies to the Senate floor but it's a fun thought is all I can say".

Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Rules Committee, to approve the measure quickly and without opposition from any senators. Now, thanks to her own proposal, the Senate unanimously voted on Wednesday to end a ban on babies within the chamber.

"I'm not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies, but I think we're ready", Duckworth tweeted before the vote.

"But what if there are 10 babies on the floor of the Senate?" he asked.

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When she was on the Senate floor, a group of senators including Sens.

"It feels great", Duckworth told reporters as she entered the Capitol. Duckworth and Maile arrived and officially cast their vote (they vote "no", for the record) before soaking up some love from Duckworth's peers. And on Thursday, she helped make history again: Her new daughter was the first infant allowed on the Senate floor.

Hatch's office said Thursday that his question was clearly a joke, noting the senator has six children, 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Frumin, like some Senate Republicans, anxious too that changing Senate Rule 23, which prohibits family members from the Senate floor, would open the floodgates to senators bringing their children and grandchildren on the floor too often.

"Breast-feeding is a normal and natural thing that women have been doing since time immemorial, and in that sense, it's quite unusual to me that it caused such a sensation", Waters said. Many lauded the mother for her actions, but she said it was nothing that deserved the attention.

"Part of our history is recognizing change", said Sen.

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