Sen. Duckworth sheds light on Senate's lack of accommodations for new moms
As record numbers of women set out to run for office, Sen. Duckworth is pushing for changes to accommodate pregnant senators in the future.
By Emmarie Huetteman|April 12, 2018 at 12:01 PM
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It is so common that it likely will have happened at least once somewhere in the United States by the time you finish reading this sentence. But it took more than 230 years for it to happen to a senator.
On Monday, Tammy Duckworth became the first sitting senator to give birth, forcing Senate leaders to face how ill prepared they may be to accommodate the needs of a new mother.
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