The Senate approved a resolution on Wednesday evening to allow Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthSenate Democrats ditch Hyde amendment for first time in decades Building back better by investing in workers and communities LIVE COVERAGE: Senators press military leaders on Afghanistan MORE (D-Ill.) — the first senator to give birth while in office — to bring her baby onto the floor.
Duckworth had voiced concerns about the Senate rules making it harder for her to do her job. In order to vote, senators need to be in the Senate chamber in person.
Blunt added “being a parent is a difficult job, and the Senate rules shouldn’t make it any harder."
Despite having a record-breaking number of female senators, 23, the chamber is still overwhelming comprised of male lawmakers.
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinManchin on finishing agenda by Halloween: 'I don't know how that would happen' Senate Democrats ask for details on threats against election workers Fill the Eastern District of Virginia MORE (D-Ill.) after the rule change was approved that it "will do us good ... every once in a while to see a pacifier next to the antique ink wells on our desk or a diaper bag."
"Perhaps the cry of a baby will shock the Senate at times into speaking out and even crying out on the issues that confront our nation and the world," he said.
Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofePowell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Senators slam Pentagon officials Generals contradict Biden, say they advised leaving troops in Afghanistan MORE (R-Okla.) quipped back that: "They don't use diaper bags anymore. They're disposable diapers. I know because I've got 20 kids and grandkids."