Press Releases

June 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary Michael Pompeo today calling for the Administration to provide a briefing for members on the justifications of the recently announced arms sales to the Philippines, Egypt, India, Hungary, and the United Arab Emirates.

June 8, 2020 Press Release
Companion to Sen. Richard Blumenthal Legislation
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced the introduction of the Curtailing Insurrection Act Violations of Individuals’ Liberties (CIVIL) Act today, a bill to severely restrict the President’s ability to use military forces in American cities without explicit Congressional approval. The bill is a companion measure to legislation authored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the Senate.
June 5, 2020 Press Release
Attendees Included Common, Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Tina Smith, Mayors Melvin Carter, Jacob Frey, CBC Leaders
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Omar hosted a “Working Together to Combat Police Brutality” private listening session with Black community leaders in the Twin Cities, elected officials, faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and performing artist and activist Common. The goal was to allow members of the community and advocates to voice their concerns and recommendations for combating systemic racism at the federal, state and local level. She also discussed her new legislative package to address police misuse of force, and violence against protesters.
June 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass, and Rep.

June 3, 2020 Press Release
Package Includes New Federal Agency to Investigate Police Misuse of Force, a bill to Criminalize Police Violence Against Protesters, Amending the Insurrection Act, Economic Relief

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today announced four bills in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the unrest in response. The bills address the need for better accountability for police misuse of force, the violent police response to protests, the President’s use of military action against U.S. Citizens, and the need for economic relief for communities impacted.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement today in recognition of Pride Month. 

May 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), in partnership with Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), introduced a resolution to condemn police brutality, ra

May 26, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS -- After George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on the night of May 25, 2020, Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman calling for accountability for George Floyd’s death.

May 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to the global COVID-19 crisis and provide a major infusion of financial support to avert a global economic meltdown.
May 11, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the fire at Tawfiq Islamic Center. Officials have not yet determined the motive of the fire.