Press Releases

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders today led a bicameral letter to Amazon requesting detailed information into how the company plans to protect their warehouse workers, who remain on the job during this dire public health emergency. This issue has become all the more urgent since workers at 10 Amazon warehouses tested positive for COVID-19 as of this week. Rep. Omar and Sen.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to House leadership today calling for measures to ensure the protection of refugees, asylees, and other immigrants in emergency legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf calling for a suspension of interior immigration enforcement, a deportation freeze, a freeze to in-person immigration court proceedings, and a comprehensive plan to prevent an outbreak in immigration detention facilities during the COVID-19 epidemic. The letter was signed by Reps.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar today announced a bold package of bills to swiftly bring vital economic assistance to all Americans and small businesses during this coronavirus crisis and ensure those funds are not going to fossil fuel executives.

March 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar today shared updates on her office’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), including legislation she introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, coordination with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s office, internal office policies, and constituent services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05), a member of the Committee on Education and Labor, unveiled a bill to protect students’ access to school meal benefits during school closures.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), James P. McGovern, Angie Craig, Gwen Moore, Betty McCollum, Andy Levin, Alan Lowenthal, Ron Kind,  andRashida Tlaib sent a letter to the U.S.

February 20, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement about the fire at a Twin Metals Recycling facility fire, after air quality in the Twin Cities was 

February 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) unveiled the Pathway to PEACE (Progressive, Equitable, and Constructive Engagement), a package of seven bills aimed at reorienting U.S. foreign policy.

February 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced and passed an amendment to the Ban Surprise Billing Act (H.R. 5800), a bipartisan proposal to protect patients from surprise medical bills, in the House Education and Labor Committee. H.R.