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Senator Tammy Duckworth: The Senate floor sees its first baby, but many traditions stand

By Elise Viebeck,

Times are changing on Capitol Hill, where for the first time in history on Thursday, an infant was permitted on the Senate floor.

At least Maile Bowlsbey, newborn daughter of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), didn’t ignore the dress code.

“She’s wearing a blazer!” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) exclaimed as Duckworth arrived, 10-day-old Maile in her arms, to vote against President Trump’s nominee for NASA administrator.


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