Duckworth becomes first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office

Duckworth becomes first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the U.S. leaving the United Nations Human Rights Council. (Source: Office of Sen. Tammy Duckworth)

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth became the first one to give birth while in office.

Duckworth delivered her second daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey on Monday, April 9. Her first name is pronounced MY-lee.

According to Duckworth's office, she and her family are recovering well.

She issued the following statement:

"Bryan, Abigail and I couldn't be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we're deeply honored that our good friend Senator Akaka was able to bless her name for us—his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us.

Sen. Duckworth is one of only 10 women since our nation's founding who have given birth while serving in Congress.

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