Rep. Ilhan Omar Releases Progress Report of her Tenure in Congress

August 22, 2019
Press Release

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

“I could not be prouder to serve Minnesota’s 5th District in Congress. Every day, I have the opportunity to serve a vibrant and diverse community of Minnesotans in the people’s House,” said Rep. Omar. “I can’t wait to continue making progress with you in the months and years ahead.”

The achievements include:

  • 20 bills and amendments introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 12 bills and amendments passed in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 371 bills cosponsored
  • 21,152 constituent letters answered
  • 16 roundtables and town halls
  • 879 meetings with constituents
  • 189 constituent cases worked on
  • $400,414 returned to constituents

View the graphic here.

You can view a full list of bills/amendments Rep. Omar passed below:

  • H.R. 1467 - Protect Against Unlawful Lobbying (PAUL) Act
    • Date: 3/8/19
    • *Incorporated and passed as part of H.R. 1
  • Amendment to H.R. 9, Climate Action Now Act – recognizes the importance of the Paris Climate Agreement's Task Force addressing the impact of climate change on displacement and the global refugee crisis.
    • Date: 5/1/19 passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 3055, Appropriations Minibus – expresses concern with the inhumane use of solitary confinement in the federal prison system
    • Date: 6/20/19 passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 3055, Appropriations Minibus – increases funding for HUD Office of Manufactured Housing’s by $500,000
    • Date: 6/24/19 included in en bloc amendment, passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 2740, Appropriations Minibus – Clarifies that the Department of Energy’s Section 1703 Loan Program may provide loan guarantees only to clean energy projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases
    • Date: 6/19/19 included in en bloc amendment, passed via recorded vote Roll Call 360
  • Amendment to H.R. 2055, NDAA – requires reporting on financial costs and national security benefits for overseas military operations
  • Amendment to H.R. 2055, NDAA – requires contractors performing DoD contracts in foreign countries to report possible cases of gross violations of human rights
    • Date: 7/11/19 included in en bloc amendment, passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 2055, NDAA – prohibits the use of funds to establish any permanent military base or installation in Somalia
    • Date: 7/11/19 included in en bloc amendment, passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 3494, Intel Authorization Act – requires a report on the Terrorist Screening Database
    • Date: 7/16/19 passed via voice vote
  • Amendment to H.R. 3351, FSGG Appropriations Act – increases funding for the CDFI Fund’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative by $1 million
    • Date: 6/26/19 included in en bloc amendment, passed via recorded vote Roll Call 416
  • Beyer/Omar Amendment to H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act – ensures that employers with more than 100 + employees, including government contractors, must submit racial and ethnic pay data to EEOC
  • Jayapal/Omar Amendment to H.R. 1 – prohibits lobbying on behalf of countries with a pattern of gross human rights violations
    • Date: 3/6/19 passed via voice vote

  In addition, Rep. Omar introduced the following amendments in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which were later passed on the House Floor:

  • Amendment to HR 2615, the Northern Triangle Engagement Act – expands reporting requirements to include indigenous and rural communities; strengthens human rights conditionality on aid
    • Date: Passed the Foreign Affairs Committee on voice vote 5/22; Passed the House by voice vote 7/15
  • Amendment to HR 3352, Department of State Authorization Act – codifies the Office of Global Criminal Justice
    • Date: Passed the Foreign Affairs Committee on voice vote 6/26; Passed the House by voice vote 7/25

 

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