"Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) won her congressional seat in this month’s midterm elections, and she’s already setting out to make her mark in the House of Representatives.
Last week, Omar — who is Muslim and wears a headscarf — joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) in proposing a rule change to the House’s ban on hats, which would allow religious headwear to be donned on the floor of the lower chamber...
The current hat ban was imposed in 1837 and states, 'During the session of the House, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not wear a hat or remain by the Clerk’s desk during the call of the roll or the counting of ballots,” Roll Call reported. The Daily Mail said the rules were later clarified to read, “Every member shall remain uncovered during the sessions of the House.'"
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