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 KlobucharCNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC Anita Hill: Female 2020 Democrats 'not being taken seriously' Harris seeks Iowa edge with army of volunteers 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 Duckworth25 new sexual harassment claims filed against McDonald's Duckworth tweets photo of female senators showing up first for committee quorum: 'Women getting it done!' Overnight Energy: States fight Trump rollback of Obama lightbulb rules | Greens seek hearing over proposed rule on energy efficiency tests | Top Dem asks GAO to investigate climate threat 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 BluntHillicon Valley: Trump takes flak for not joining anti-extremism pact | Phone carriers largely end sharing of location data | Huawei pushes back on ban | Florida lawmakers demand to learn counties hacked by Russians | Feds bust 0M cybercrime group Top Republican says Senate unlikely to vote on any election security bills San Francisco becomes first city to ban facial recognition technology 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 says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Chances for disaster aid deal slip amid immigration fight 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."