WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) unveiled landmark legislation today to eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and fee-free for all.
WASHINGTON – Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) sent a letter today urging the U.S. State Department to assert the need for the respect for religious minorities, respect for due process and the rule of law in Sri Lanka following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday.
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the No Shame at School Act, to prohibit public schools from shaming students who are unable to pay for school meals or who have outstanding debt.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today introduced the Protect Democracy from Criminal Corporations Act. This bill would bar corporations from political spending for ten years after being convicted of a crime.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act. The bill would create a tax credit that incentivizes mobile home park owners to sell their property to the residents for the purposes of creating a cooperative.
WASHINGTON—In April, the Sultanate of Brunei instituted a brutal and draconian new Penal Code that would strip away the human rights of its citizens and strengthen the government’s authoritarian grip. The recently announced Penal Code revisions mandate stoning for numerous offenses - among them adultery, consensual same-sex relations, blasphemy, and theft.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jim McGovern, Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led a group of House Democrats in requesting information on the Administration’s decision to restrict visas of International Criminal Court staff.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act – securing equal pay for equal work, and bringing our nation closer to its founding promise of full fairness and equality.
WASHINGTON—Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) today voted for H.R. 1, a set of historic reforms designed to end the culture of corruption in Washington.
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Andre Carson (D-IN) issued the following statement after the House voted overwhelmingly to condemn hate of all kinds.