Press Releases

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. 

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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.

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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
 
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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 While three of the acts have since expired or been repealed, the Alien Enemies Act (AEA) is still in effect. 

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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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