No, Babies Won't Have To Meet The Senate's Dress Code, Sen. Klobuchar Says

The Minnesota Democrat says she's fielded some "amusing" questions and concerns from colleagues about a rules change to allow babies on the Senate floor during votes.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) questions witnesses during a hearing about the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A historic number of women are running for Congress or governor this year, and Wednesday, the Senate took a historic step: unanimously agreeing to change the tradition-bound institution’s rules to allow senators to bring their babies onto the Senate floor during votes.

It came about because Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth this month became the first sitting U.S senator to give birth. Senate rules require members to vote in person.

Sen. (), a Democrat from Minnesota, helped make the rules change and joins ‘s Lisa Mullins to discuss concerns — some of

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