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January 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Tomorrow, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) will introduce an amendment to the Constitution of the United States "recognizing and securing the fundamental right to life, liberty, and property, which includes housing, health care, education, and nutrition."

January 21, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s executive actions in his first two days of office. 

“It is a new day for America. After months of engagement and conversations with the progressive movement, Joe Biden took bold action immediately on some of the greatest threats facing our country, including:

January 13, 2021 Press Release

In case you missed it, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) provided remarks today on the floor of the House of Representatives on why she will vote to impeach President Trump. 

You can view the remarks below and video here. 

January 11, 2021 Press Release

In case you missed it, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. The first article cites President Trump’s abuse of power for attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. The second article addresses the incitement of violence for orchestrating an attempted coup against our country.

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today unveiled a privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors, co-lead by Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, Al Green, Hank Johnson, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Vicente Gonzalez, Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones, Veronica Escobar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Cori Bush.

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after gunmen stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn the election results. 

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement today, before Congress formally votes to certify the 2020 Presidential election results.

“Let’s be clear: this is nothing less than an attack on our republic. Countries around the world look to the United States as the gold standard for a functioning and thriving democracy.

January 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after the Rules package was announced for the 117th Congress. 

“I always say you get what you organize for. And this rules package is a perfect example of progressives organizing for necessary change and winning.

January 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after President Trump tried to overturn election results on a call with the Republican Secretary of State of Georgia.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following Donald Trump’s pardon of four Blackwater contractors convicted of killing 14 civilians in Iraq in 2007.

“This is a dark day for our country. Private Blackwater mercenaries Nicholas Slatten, Paul Alvin Slough, Evan Shawn Liberty, and Dustin Laurent Heard are war criminals. 


In The News

January 21, 2021 In The News

As I sat in my Capitol Hill office two weeks ago, watching a violent mob storm the symbol and seat of our democracy, I was reminded of my distant past. As a child, I saw my birth country of Somalia descend from relative stability into civil war, overnight. The spaces where people felt most secure—their homes and workplaces—suddenly became battlegrounds, torn by gunfights and bombings.

November 20, 2020 In The News

This month, we begin the transition away from a Trump era and toward a new presidency based on peace and cooperation. There is no area where this renewed vision is needed more than foreign policy.

October 23, 2020 In The News

When I first came to this country as a refugee at the age of 12, I was horrified by the number of people I saw experiencing homelessness on the streets of New York City. I remember turning to my father one day as we drove through the city and saying, “This is not the America you told us about.” “Hush child,” my father replied.

July 16, 2020 In The News

This past week, I met with community members and state lawmakers to push for more change in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed in my Minnesota district — and his death was the catalyst for conversations around police brutality and structural racism that have begun to transform the nation.

June 10, 2020 In The News

Rep. Ilhan Omar has spent much of the last two weeks in Minneapolis, in her district, where a little more than two weeks ago, a police officer killed George Floyd as three other officers stood by and assisted.

March 20, 2020 In The News

We are facing a challenge unlike any our country has ever faced. The coronavirus shock could claim thousands of Minnesota jobs, not to mention those directly affected by the illness and the health care workers putting their lives on the line to attend to their needs. It is deferring dreams, robbing Americans of their savings, and putting at risk millions of families’ ability to make ends meet.

December 19, 2019 In The News

The day before Thanksgiving, families across the country gathered around their dining tables to give thanks and break bread. But many families in the Twin Cities were not sitting down for a holiday dinner — instead they were facing indescribable tragedy. On Wednesday, Nov.

November 22, 2019 In The News

I first arrived in this country in 1995, traveling from a refugee camp in Kenya. Having lived for four years without running water or permanent housing, I dreamed of finding stability and opportunity in the United States of America.

October 23, 2019 In The News

Less than three weeks have passed since President Trump spoke on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting off a cascade of destabilizing events that hav