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December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today discussed the Cedar-Riverside fire, which broke out in a 25-story public housing building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, and the nationwide housing crisis on the Floor of the House of Representatives. Rep. Omar announced new legislative steps to address the safety of public housing in the coming weeks.


November 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Homes for All Act today, which will dramatically expand the public housing stock in the United States and guarantee housing as a human right.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today voted for the College Affordability Act in the House Education and Labor Committee – a strong, comprehensive overhaul of higher education policy that ensures students can spend less and earn more.

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ilhan Omar issued the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act and “present” on H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released a new photo series called #Fightingforthe5th, which aims to highlight the everyday needs of constituents in the 5th district of Minnesota and what Rep. Omar’s office is doing to serve them. During her tenure, Rep. Omar’s office has completed 207cases and returned $411,635 to her constituents in the 5th District of Minnesota.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, October 15 — Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced the introduction of the Universal School Meals Program Act to help provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to every student in America—without demanding they prove they are poor enough to deserve help getting three meals a day.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) today introduced the Student Loan Advocacy Act. The bill improves the services that the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Office provides to millions of Americans currently holding federal student loan debt.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 5, 2019, India imposed a media blackout leaving millions in Jammu and Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been held in “preventative detention” for over a month.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led six Members of Congress in a letter to the United States Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster and Chargé d’ Affaires of United States Embassy in Pakistan Paul W. Jones requesting that the U.S.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Reps.


In The News

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

July 25, 2019 In The News

Throughout history, demagogues have used state power to target minority communities and political enemies, often culminating in state violence. Today, we face that threat in our own country, where the president of the United States is using the influence of our highest office to mount racist attacks on communities across the land.

May 14, 2019 In The News

Just over two weeks ago, we watched in horror after a man walked into Chabad of Poway synagogue in California and opened fire on worshippers, killing 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye and injuring three others.

March 17, 2019 In The News

Since I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one in one of the richest countries in the world dies from lack of health care.

January 3, 2019 In The News
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