Jan 23, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Duckworth will be first sitting senator to give birth

Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth will be the first sitting senator to give birth in U.S. history, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

"I am proud to have her as my Illinois colleague and prouder still that she will make history by being the first U.S. Senator to have a baby while in office. I couldn't be happier for her."
ā€” Sen. Dick Durbin

There have been 10 sitting members of Congress to give birth. Three of them went on to be elected to the Senate.

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