Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced on Jan. 23 that she is pregnant with her second child.
The Democratic senator is due in late April — just weeks after her 50th birthday — and she will be the first sitting senator to give birth while in office.
“Bryan and I are thrilled that our family is getting a little bit bigger, and (daughter) Abigail is ecstatic to welcome her baby sister home this spring,” Duckworth said in a statement.
Abigail was born in November 2014 while Duckworth served in the House.
Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both her legs during combat in 2004, was born in Thailand.