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 KlobucharHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release 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 DuckworthDanish legislator told she's 'not welcome' in Parliament after bringing baby to work Overnight Defense: Pentagon details 8 billion budget request | Officials defend boost for war fund | Armed Services chair aims to 'kill' Trump plan for low-yield nuke Why block citizenship to immigrants who defend America? 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. 


A spokesperson for Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntRisk-averse Republicans are failing the republic Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms 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 McConnellConservatives wage assault on Mueller report Overnight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars Trump: Green New Deal 'the most preposterous thing' and 'easy to beat' 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."