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Sen. Duckworth talks family leave in Illinois

Sen. Duckworth talks family leave in Illinois (CNN Newsource)

Senator Tammy Duckworth is speaking out about the need for family leave in Illinois.

"I think that we desperately need the minimum of six weeks family leave, but I think we need 12 weeks of family leave," said Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. "Because not only is it about parenting, but if you have a family member who is ill that you can take the time to go take care of your family as well."

The illinois senator is pregnant with her second chiild.

She will be the first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.

The u-s veteran announced her pregnancy in a new release Tuesday.

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