Lawmakers congratulate Duckworth on birth of daughter

Lawmakers congratulate Duckworth on birth of daughter
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Lawmakers took to Twitter to congratulate their colleague Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthMissouri Republican wins annual craft brewing competition for lawmakers Democrats ignore Asian American and Pacific Islander voters at their peril Republicans grumble over Trump shifting military funds to wall MORE (D-Ill.) after the senator gave birth to a daughter.

Duckworth gave birth to Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, her second child, on Monday, becoming the first senator in history to give birth while in office.

Fellow Democratic Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (Mass.) was among the first to tweet her well wishes, writing, “Welcome to the world Maile Pearl!”

“You are already much loved, and your mommy and many of her friends are doing their very best to make this a better world for you,” Warren tweeted. “We can't wait to meet you.” 


Warren has been a vocal supporter of Duckworth during her pregnancy, vowing to help her in her fight to change the Senate rules so that she can bring her baby on the Senate floor. The rules prevent members from sponsoring legislation or voting while on maternity leave.

“I call dibs on holding @tammyduckworth's baby while she's voting – and fighting to change the Senate's dumb rules so I don't have to,” Warren tweeted in February.

On the other side of the aisle, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate Judiciary Committee requests consultation with admin on refugee admissions Trump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE (R-S.C.) also tweeted a message of congratulations to Duckworth.

“Very glad to see Mom and Baby doing well,” he wrote. “God bless.”

Several other lawmakers celebrated the news in tweets: