Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Aims To Allow “Religious Headwear” On the Floor

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After a 181-year ban, House Democrats aim to allow religious headwear on the floor

Meg Cunningham with ABC News reports:

Ilhan Omar - mark vancleave star tribute via ap
IMAGE CREDIT: Mark Vancleave / Star Tribune via AP

 

Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women newly-elected to Congress, is helping spearhead an effort to allow religious headwear, such as hijabs or kippahs, on the House floor.

The proposal would reverse a 181-year ban on headwear of any type in the House.

Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on Twitter that wearing a religious headscarf is her First Amendment right.

 

 

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