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Politico: The Baby Boom in Congress

The typical member of Congress is a man about 60 years old – often with a tuft of salt-and-pepper hair, or maybe none at all. He’s decades past having babies at home: Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma mused recently, and … Continue reading

The Hill: Duckworth hits back at Trump over Paralympics remark: It’s not ‘tough to watch’

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Sunday responded to President Trump saying he had a tough time watching the Paralympics this year. “It’s not ‘tough to watch’ incredible @Paralympics athletes compete and showcase their talents, it’s inspiring. These brave athletes overcome … Continue reading

CNN: Duckworth comes back to Senate with her baby on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth returned to the Senate floor with her newborn baby Thursday to cast a vote — most notably on a day that coincides with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The Illinois Democrat visited … Continue reading

NYT Op-Ed: Tammy Duckworth and Working Moms Like Mine

For the first time in its 230 year history, the United States Senate has allowed a baby onto its floor during a vote. After their colleague, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, became the first sitting senator to give birth … Continue reading

CNN: I’m a legislator and a mom. Tammy Duckworth is my hero

On Thursday, Senator Tammy Duckworth and her newborn daughter Maile made history for working parents everywhere when they entered the Senate floor together for mom to cast a vote. As a legislator who has given birth twice while in office … Continue reading

CNN: Sen. Duckworth makes history, casts vote with baby on Senate floor

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side. Senate lawmakers narrowly voted, 50 to 49, to confirm GOP Rep. James … Continue reading

Entrepreneur: Sen. Tammy Duckworth Is a Model for How You Can Make Change In the Workplace

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has regularly made history throughout her political career. The Iraq War veteran was the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the United States Congress, the first … Continue reading

New York Times: ‘It’s About Time’: A Baby Comes to the Senate Floor

Maile Pearl Bowlsbey made history in the United States Capitol on Thursday. And she’s only 10 days old. Cradled in the arms of her mother, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, baby Maile (pronounced My-lee) now has the distinction of … Continue reading

TIME: This Is the Moment Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Her Baby Made History on the Senate Floor

Senator Tammy Duckworth and her newborn baby just made history. Duckworth brought her newborn baby, Maile, to the Senate floor to vote Thursday just weeks after giving birth — marking a pivotal moment for lawmakers and their families a day … Continue reading

CBS: Sen. Tammy Duckworth reflects on the hardships that have defined her: “You will re-emerge”

Sen. Tammy Duckworth became the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office with the arrival of Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, her second child, on Monday. But before she gave birth to Maile, the 50-year-old double amputee and junior senator … Continue reading

Vox: Tammy Duckworth: giving birth shouldn’t force me to give up my Senate vote on key bills

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) just gave birth to her second child. That makes her the first sitting senator to do so while in office. But she learned before she welcomed her daughter that the Senate wasn’t built for new mothers … Continue reading

The Hill: Dem scrutinizes Pruitt’s Morocco trip, gas industry ties

A Senate Democrat is probing a December trip that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt took to Morocco and the degree to which it was meant to benefit the natural gas industry. “Recent disclosures raise new questions about this … Continue reading