As a new mother, D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) often pauses during long workdays to go into her office, shut the door and pump milk for her 3-month-old daughter.

But on Thursday during a public hearing about homelessness that spanned nearly six hours, Nadeau announced that instead of excusing herself, she would be pumping from the dais.

She also broadcast her decision on Twitter: “I don’t want to recess my committee each time I need to pump so I will be pumping for a short while as our hearing on Rapid Rehousing continues. I believe its the first time it has been done from the DC Council dais.”

As a new mom, I don't want to recess my committee each time I need to pump so I will be pumping for a short while as our hearing on Rapid Rehousing continues. I believe its the first time it has been done from the DC Council dais.

Nadeau’s move comes amid a nationwide push to normalize breast-feeding and pumping in public spaces. She joins a growing number of politicians who have made headlines recently for breast-feeding while casting votes or taking part in meetings— a trend that probably will continue as more women run for and assume public office.