Press Releases

February 19, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Ethiopia.

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February 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 28 members of Congress today in requesting that the House of Representatives make paid interns permanently eligible for telework. Current House guidelines only allow paid House interns to telework in the event of disaster, pandemic, or other emergency.

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February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights.

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February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-IL) today led a letter urging President Biden to take on a broader analysis of the humanitarian impacts of sanctions and to reconsider sanctions that are impeding COVID relief.  

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February 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The House Education and Labor Committee today passed their portion of the reconciliation bill through committee—providing much-needed support to state and local governments, along with millions of people across the country, and increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

February 10, 2021 Press Release
The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act includes a series of 12 bills to save moms’ lives and end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes

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February 4, 2021 Press Release

In case you missed it, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) provided remarks today in support of the resolution to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments on the floor of the House of Representatives.

You can view the remarks below and video here.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after President Biden announced an increase in the refugee cap from 15,000 to 125,000. Rep. Omar has long been a proponent of increasing the number of refugees admitted to the United States. 

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February 3, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Omar released the following statement on Republicans trying to distract from the Marjorie Taylor Greene controversy by threatening to strip Rep. Omar of committees. 

February 3, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today led a letter to President Biden urging him to stop the construction of a massive fossil fuel infrastructure project: the Line 3 pipeline. The letter comes after Rep.

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