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Ilhan Omar Spearheads Effort to Overturn Congress Headscarf Ban

HeadlineNov 20, 2018
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Newly elected Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar is at the forefront of a move to overturn a long-standing ban on headscarves and other religious headwear on the House floor. Omar is the first Somali American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and will become—along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan—the first Muslim women in Congress.

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