Tuesday, January 3, 2023
In 2013, Duckworth became the first Thai American woman and the first woman with a disability to be elected to the US House of Representatives. She advocated for working families and job creation. She sponsored the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act to ensure new mothers have access to safe, clean, and accessible lactation rooms at airports. She also was instrumental in passing laws to boost efforts to track and reduce Veteran suicides. She is currently a US Senator.
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