Resolution allowing Duckworth to bring baby on floor headed to full Senate

Resolution allowing Duckworth to bring baby on floor headed to full Senate
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator MORE (D-Minn.) said on Tuesday that the Rules Committee has sent to the full Senate for a vote a resolution allowing children under the age of 1 to be brought onto the floor after Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthAdvocates push for EpiPens on flights after college student's mid-flight allergic reaction Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker Woman accusing Trump military nominee of sexual assault says she's willing to testify MORE (D-Ill.) gave birth to a baby girl earlier this month. 

"Senator Blunt and I just discharged [it] from the Rules Committee that will help new parents, specifically senator parents, to bring their infant children on to the Senate floor," Klobuchar said. 

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A spokesperson for Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP wants commitment that Trump will sign budget deal Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator Senate passes bill making hacking voting systems a federal crime MORE (R-Mo.), the chairman of the Rules Committee, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Duckworth, who on April 9 became the first senator to give birth while in office, submitted a resolution that would give her the ability to bring her newborn onto the Senate floor while the chamber is in session.

In order to vote, senators need to be in the Senate chamber in person.

A vote on the resolution hasn't been scheduled, though it could be cleared as early as this week. 

Klobuchar gave a shoutout to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants GOP rattled by Trump rally Third Kentucky Democrat announces challenge to McConnell MORE (R-Ky.), who would be responsible for scheduling the vote, saying he had "played an instrumental role" in getting legislation to the floor. 

A spokesman for McConnell said he didn't have an update about when the resolution could get a vote, or if senators would simply pass it by unanimous consent, but to "stay tuned."