Press Releases

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Suzanne Bonamici, Jan Schakowsky, and Jackie Speier are leading 32 Members in calling for equality for Saudi women on the third anniversary of Saudi Arabia unjustly arresting several women’s rights activists.

May 14, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sponsored an amendment that passed yesterday in the Comprehensive Debt Collection Act, the House’s holistic enhancement of debt collection practices bill.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
In case you missed it, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) provided remarks yesterday to address the ongoing human rights abuses in Israel and the Gaza Strip. 
May 10, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), André Carson (D-IN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued the following statement today on the attacks on Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. 
May 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Rep.

May 5, 2021 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced their support for waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Rep.
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.