Latest News

August 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to deny her entry into Israel and the Palestinian territories.

August 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led 43 Members of Congress, including seven committee chairs and the House Majority Whip in a letter today to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan requesting information and transparency on the planned removal of hundreds of Eritreans living in the U.S.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar is joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation to Ghana to hold high-level discussions with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials, and to visit U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Italy.  Speaker Pelosi will also deliver an address to the Ghanaian Parliament. 

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3877 – the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

“I am proud that under a Democratic Congress, we have made progress in prioritizing much-needed domestic investments in education, healthcare, and clean energy—almost as much as we invest in defense.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the House passed the State Department Authorization Act (H.R. 3352), including an amendment offered by Rep. Omar codifying the Office of Global Criminal Justice.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after a federal judge temporarily blocks President Donald Trump's plan to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border:

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act to invest in solutions that address the waste epidemic plaguing our country. These funds will go towards reducing landfills and incinerators that emit toxic pollution into our communities, especially in low income communities or communities of color.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Nine Members of Congress have introduced House Resolution 496, affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -The House passed an amendment to H.R. 3494, the Intelligence Authorization Act authored by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) regarding the Terrorist Screening Database. The Terrorist Screening Database (TSBD) or the "terror watchlist" is currently being shared with multiple foreign governments, including countries with appalling human rights records.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led a group of 13 members of Congress urging the Department of Labor to immediately investigate chronic violations of workplace safety at all Amazon warehouses, “owing to the breadth and severity of past violations as well as mounting public revelations of brutal and hazardous working conditions.”


In The News

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
An article about the 116th United States Congress.