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 KlobucharDemocrats: A moment in history, use it wisely The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus 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 DuckworthDuckworth to block military confirmations until Esper proves Vindman will be promoted Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP Trump faces bipartisan calls for answers on Russian-offered bounties 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 BluntThe Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Senate GOP starting to draft next coronavirus proposal 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 McConnellPublic awareness campaigns will protect the public during COVID-19 Democrats: A moment in history, use it wisely 'Comrade' Trump gets 'endorsement' from Putin in new mock ad by Lincoln Project 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."