Welcoming babies in the Senate

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to allow members to bring their newborns on the chamber floor. Some older male senators were reluctant at first because they feared their colleagues would breastfeed or change diapers in the Senate chamber, Ms. magazine reported in its summer 2018 issue.

Because of this rule change, Senator Tammy Duckworth can take care of her daughter while casting votes. In the Senate, in-person voting is required.

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