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January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) joined a group of House Democrats in writing to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought requesting he direct federal agencies to provide back pay to low- and middle-income employees of federal contractors who were furloughed or otherwise impacted by the government shutdown.  This week, Rep.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
Representative Omar Sworn into 116th Congress
U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by the House Speaker on January 3rd, 2019.
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January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar was sworn in today as the Representative from Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, making her the first Somali-American Member of Congress, the first woman of color to represent Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress.

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January 3, 2019 Press Release
The 116th freshman class stands ready for the new Congress.

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3rd, 2019 when the First Session of the 116th United States Congress convenes.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
New Congress Will Meet in Washington, DC
The First Session of the 116th U.S. Congress will commence on January 3rd, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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