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May 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), in partnership with Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), introduced a resolution to condemn police brutality, ra

May 26, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS -- After George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on the night of May 25, 2020, Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman calling for accountability for George Floyd’s death.

May 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to the global COVID-19 crisis and provide a major infusion of financial support to avert a global economic meltdown.
May 11, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the fire at Tawfiq Islamic Center. Officials have not yet determined the motive of the fire. 

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and 28 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today calling for the universal, one-time, student loan debt cancellation of at least $30,000 per borrower in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. 

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced the ReWind Act, which would prevent the Trump Administration from bailing out the fossil fuel industry using CARES Act funds.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to General Stephen J. Townsend today calling for increased transparency and public accountability of civilian causalities from the United States Defense Department’s Africa Command (AFRICOM). The letter was signed by Rep. Adam Smith, Chair, House Committee on Armed Services; Rep.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval of Minnesota to the SNAP online purchasing pilot program. This approval will allow SNAP recipients in Minnesota the ability to use EBT cards for online grocery orders. 

April 29, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after a member of the Minneapolis community passed away after contracting COVID-19.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after Somalia labeled Voice of America journalist Harun Maruf a “threat” to security.

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July 25, 2019 In The News

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May 14, 2019 In The News

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March 17, 2019 In The News

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January 3, 2019 In The News
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