Senator Tammy Duckworth

Some fun facts about Tammy Duckworth:

  • She was the first Asian American woman to represent Illinois in Congress.

  • She is the first woman with a disability to be elected to Congress.

  • She is the first member of Congress who was born in Thailand.

Duckworth is the first Senator to give birth while in office. After her daughter, Maile, was born, the Senate rules were changed so Duckworth could bring Maile on the Senate floor and breastfeed her daughter during votes. The last time Senate rules were changed like this was when service dogs were allowed in 1977.