Press Releases

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.
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.
June 17, 2021 Press Release
Legislation Provides Resources for Schools to Hire Counselors, Other Health Professionals Rather than Police
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) and U.S.
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. 

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.