The Senate Allows Newborns on the Senate Floor

The Senate voted unanimously for Senator Duckworth‘s bill that modernizes the Senate’s anti-mother rules and will allow new parents to bring their infants to the Senate floor. More than 80,000 UltraViolet members joined MomsRising to support Senator Duckworth’s fight, thousands called their senators, and members delivered petition signatures and jumbo baby bottles to seven Senate Rules Committee members. This historic win sets a precedent for working parents, especially mothers–from now on, new parents in the Senate won’t have to miss votes to care for their babies.