Press Releases

July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar led a letter to President Biden requesting more information on the airstrike the United States carried out on July 20th, 2021, in Somalia. The letter also calls on the administration to define “collective self-defense” in the context of the airstrike and explain how the strike fits into the broader Somalia strategy. 

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July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with 23 Members of Congress led a letter calling on Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to create a special envoy to combat Islamophobia. The letter addresses the rise in attacks against the Muslim community. 

July 15, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement today after Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 21-25 to protect LGBTQ+ from the harmful practice of conversion therapy.

 

July 14, 2021 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) advanced nine new community projects for Minnesota’s 5th District this week through the House appropriations process.
July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) advanced funding for four community projects in Minnesota’s 5th District, totaling $32.5 million. These provisions passed as part of the INVEST in America Act, the House’s surface transportation bill.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement following the sentencing of the former Minneapolis officer responsible for the murder of George Floyd.

“This is another step on the path to accountability. But punishment for past crimes is not true justice.

June 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), introduced a resolution reaffirming U.S. commitment to the protection of refugees and displaced persons in honor of World Refugee Day last weekend.
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June 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after attending the signing ceremony with President Biden to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. You can view photos of the event here.
 

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