Newborn Maile Pearl Duckworth bridged the Senate’s political gap. Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth gave birth April 9th and then proposed that Senators be allowed to bring their babies to work. Duckworth is the only Senator in US history to give birth while in office and while there was some (male) opposition to the proposal, it passed unanimously. One day later, Senator Duckworth voted on the Senate floor, holding baby Maile. Read more.