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Tammy Duckworth — former United States Army officer and the first female disabled combat veteran to win a seat in the U.S. Senate as well as the first Asian American woman to be elected to Congress from her home state of Illinois — made a very, very happy announcement via Twitter Tuesday evening.

She’s pregnant with her second child.

And with that, the vet — who was awarded the Purple Heart after a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq in 2004 — will be the first serving U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.

“I’ve had multiple IVF cycles and a miscarriage trying to conceive again, so we’re very grateful,” she told the Chicago Sun Times.