Press Releases

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement on H.R. 5038 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019:

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement on the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

December 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today discussed the Cedar-Riverside fire, which broke out in a 25-story public housing building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, and the nationwide housing crisis on the Floor of the House of Representatives. Rep. Omar announced new legislative steps to address the safety of public housing in the coming weeks.


November 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Homes for All Act today, which will dramatically expand the public housing stock in the United States and guarantee housing as a human right.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today voted for the College Affordability Act in the House Education and Labor Committee – a strong, comprehensive overhaul of higher education policy that ensures students can spend less and earn more.

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ilhan Omar issued the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 4695, the Protect Against Conflict by Turkey (PACT) Act and “present” on H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released a new photo series called #Fightingforthe5th, which aims to highlight the everyday needs of constituents in the 5th district of Minnesota and what Rep. Omar’s office is doing to serve them. During her tenure, Rep. Omar’s office has completed 207cases and returned $411,635 to her constituents in the 5th District of Minnesota.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, October 15 — Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced the introduction of the Universal School Meals Program Act to help provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to every student in America—without demanding they prove they are poor enough to deserve help getting three meals a day.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) today introduced the Student Loan Advocacy Act. The bill improves the services that the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Office provides to millions of Americans currently holding federal student loan debt.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 5, 2019, India imposed a media blackout leaving millions in Jammu and Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been held in “preventative detention” for over a month.