What took the Democrats so long to make this change? And why did it take a new Muslim congresswoman to seek this change? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/19/...ear-minnesota-representative-trnd/index.html? (CNN)Last week, Democrats announced a proposal to end a rule that bans headwear on the House floor. Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim congresswomen, vocally supported the move on social media this weekend. "No one puts a scarf on my head but me. It's my choice -- one protected by the first amendment," the Minnesotan wrote on Twitter and Instagram. Omar wears a religious headscarf, and under the current 181-year-old rule, a House member must be "uncovered" in order to address the floor, and cannot even enter the House "with his head covered."