Press Releases

April 28, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today introduced a package of bills to address continued police brutality and misuse of force, in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright and the conviction of a former police officer in the murder of George Floyd—both in her Minnesota district.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the Affordable Housing Preservation Act. The legislation will fund the creation of community-owned cooperatives for low-income people, helping to alleviate the affordable housing crisis while allowing people to communally own the homes they live in.
April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Norma Torres (CA-35), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and 16 Members of Congress asked President Biden in a letter to work with world leaders at the 2021 Climate Summit to address the growing needs of people displaced by the climate crisis.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, legislation introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) to strengthen the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of nationwide school meal waivers through June 30, 2022. Specifically, these waivers will allow school meal programs and childcare institutions to continue serving healthy meals free of charge to more than 20 million children. 

April 20, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after a verdict was reached in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in her district last summer. 

April 19, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the news of the passing of Walter Mondale. 

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and John Rutherford (FL-4) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage public housing authorities to equip their older units with sprinkler systems improving the safety of residents and local communities. The Public Housing Fire Safety Act would create a grant program at the Department of Housing and Urban Dev

April 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Ahead of today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing on “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act to close tax loopholes and eliminate federal subsidies for the oil, gas, and coal industries.