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June 11, 2021 Press Release

Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Vice Chair At-Large Chuy García (IL-04), Chair Emeriti Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), Whip Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Executive Board Member At-Large Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) expressed their support for the democratic process in Peru and their hope that the results of a highly competitive election will be respected. 

June 10, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following clarification on her questions during the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week.

"On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about ongoing International Criminal Court investigations. 

June 10, 2021 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Senior Communications Director/Strategist Jeremy Slevin released the following statement in response to a statement from some House Democrats accusing Rep. Omar of giving "cover to terrorist groups." Rep. Omar reached out to the letter organizers before it was released in order to offer clarification. Those calls were not returned.
 
June 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip and Member of the House Committee on Oversight, reintroduced the State-Based Universal Health Care Act.

June 7, 2021 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released her district work period recap. She visited the Minneapolis VA, the Becker Park grand opening, the Native American Community Clinic, and held an American Rescue Plan press conference.
June 7, 2021 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken today about the United States’ opposition to the ICC’s investigations in both Palestine and Afghanistan, including what alternative mechanisms for justice the United States supports for Palestinian, Israeli, and Afghan victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity
 
June 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) reintroduced the Neighbors Not Enemies Act, which fully repeals the Alien Enemies Act of 1798. The “Alien and Sedition Acts” were a set of four bills targeting immigrants under the guise of war. While three of the acts have since expired or been repealed, the Alien Enemies Act (AEA) is still in effect. 

May 27, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), and Adam Smith (D-WA) led a letter to Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken urging for the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali nationals in the United States.
May 25, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement to commemorate the one anniversary of the murder of Geroge Floyd in her district. 

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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.

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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.

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