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Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she's sworn into Congress

Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOver 40 lawmakers sign letter urging Merrick Garland to prioritize abolishing death penalty Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Overnight Energy: EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations | Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report | Officials ousted from White House after papers casting doubt on climate science MORE (D-Mich.) announced she plans to wear a traditional Palestinian gown when she is sworn into Congress next month.

She made the announcement in a post on Instagram featuring a photo of the thobe on Friday.

"Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress," Tlaib captioned the photo, in addition to the hashtags #PalestinianThobe and #ForMyYama — which means mother in Arabic.

According to CNN, it is custom for Palestinian women to wear hand-embroidered gowns. The gowns are reportedly considered another way Palestinian women can show pride for their heritage and typically represents the city the person wearing the clothing is from.

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Last month, Tlaib won Michigan's 13th Congressional District, making her the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress.

She also joins Rep.-elect Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first MORE (D-Minn.), who became the first Somali-American member of Congress last month, in becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Tlaib's announcement also arrives a week after Ruth Buffalo, who was the first Native American Democratic woman to be elected to North Dakota’s state legislature, wore traditional Native American dress to her swearing-in ceremony earlier this month.