House Dems Want Rule Change to Allow Hijabs, Yarmulkes


House Democrats are aiming to relax an 181-year-old ban on hats that’ll allow religious headwear — like a hijab or kippah — on the floor of the lower chamber.

The change was proposed jointly by Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., incoming rules chairman Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and member-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Roll Call reported Monday.

“No one puts a scarf on my head but me. It’s my choice — one protected by the first amendment,” Omar tweeted.

Omar will be the first Somali-American in Congress and the first woman of color to …

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