Senator and mom Tammy Duckworth took advantage of a new law just one day after it was approved.
Maile was born on April 9 and has already made her mark on history as the first infant to appear on the floor of the Senate.
Duckworth lauded the new rule change, saying, “Family-friendly workplace policies aren’t just a women’s issue, they are a common sense economic issue.”
With so many mothers who work in politics bringing their babies with them to work, there will hopefully be a new push to make these changes acceptable across other professions, as well. As Sen. Duckworth said, a workplace that welcomes new mothers is a workplace that can better benefit its employees and our society as a whole.
Fun fact: To honor the long-standing congressional dress code, Duckworth made sure baby Maile was wearing a tiny jacket over her onesie.
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