"It's a new day in America," tweeted Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee elected from Minnesota.
In the middle of the floor, Representative Eric Swalwell rocked his infant daughter, Cricket, when Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, stopped by to take a turn holding the baby.
Among them are the first Muslim congresswomen - Michigan's Rashia Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar - and the first Native American women to serve - New Mexico's Debra Haaland and Kansas' Sharice Davids.
“It’s a new day in America,” tweeted Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali refugee elected from Minnesota, along with a picture of her standing on Capitol Hill.
Ilhan Omar, one of the first female muslim members of the congress will on Thursday, January 3 take her seat wearing her hijab following the alteration of the rule banning religious head coverings.