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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.

August 30, 2019 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – The Congressional Black Caucus members and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar hosted multiple events, discussions and panels to focus on tackling challenges and highlighting community-based solutions to address disparities in education, juvenile justice, business and maternal health in the African-American community.


August 22, 2019 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released a progress report of her tenure in congress thus far.

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. 


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.