After the Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday to allow senators to bring their infant children onto the chamber floor during voting sessions, Duckworth did just that. The 50-year-old from Illinois voted on the confirmation of Rep. James Bridenstine to be the next NASA administrator (in the 50-to-49 vote, Duckworth voted against Bridenstine).
For the occasion, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey was dressed in a onesie and a green cardigan. “I made sure she has a jacket so she doesn’t violate the Senate floor dress code (which requires blazers). I’m not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies, but I think we’re ready,” Duckworth tweeted of the look.
I may have to vote today, so Maile’s outfit is prepped. I made sure she has a jacket so she doesn’t violate the Senate floor dress code (which requires blazers). I’m not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies, but I think we’re ready pic.twitter.com/SsNHEuSVnY
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 19, 2018
While Maile, born April 9, slept in her mother’s arms throughout the event, Duckworth was all smiles and was welcomed with applause. A number of other senators gushed over the little girl.
On her way out of the Capitol, Duckworth told reporters that “it feels great” to be able to bring her child with her to work. “It’s about time. … I want to thank all my colleagues for the unanimous consent vote that we can do this.”
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