Tammy Duckworth Becomes First Sitting US Senator To Give Birth

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a girl on Monday.
Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 09, 2018

Sen. Tammy Duckworth confirmed the arrival of her baby girl on Monday, becoming the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Duckworth confirmed the news on Twitter, revealing her new daughter's name is Maile Pearl — a named blessed by the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka. 

This isn't the first time she's given birth while holding public office. Duckworth had to her first child in 2014 while serving in the House. The Democrat from Illinois is one of 10 women to give birth while serving in Congress.

As she raises her second child, Duckworth is also pushing for rule changes in Senate chambers. In February, she told Politico she wants to change rules to accommodate future parents, even suggesting the chamber repeals the rule prohibiting children on the Senate floor.