Press Releases

July 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the House passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation to repeal all versions of President Trump’s travel bans and change the law to ensure no future President can implement a similar ban without evidence. 

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

July 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– As the House Appropriations Committee advanced all 12 appropriations bills to the House floor this week, President Trump denied Minnesota federal emergency assistance through The Stafford Act for recovery efforts following civil unrest and property destruction in the Twin Cities resulting from the killing of Mr. George Floyd. 

July 13, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released constituent casework success stories on her website. Her office has returned over $478,000 back to constituents through casework and worked on over 400 individual cases since she began her term in Congress. 

The overall achievements include:

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the U.S. District Court ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline will be emptied while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produces an environmental impact review.

July 2, 2020 Press Release
The Workforce Promotion and Access Act would create a job guarantee program at the Department of Labor, ensuring direct job creation with livable wages in sectors under-staffed by the private sector

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced the introduction of (H.R. 7477) the Workforce Promotion and Access (WPA) Act, legislation aimed at getting more Americans back to work in living-wage jobs created directly by the federal government. The bill authorizes the U.S.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sponsored two amendments that passed today in the INVEST in America Act, the House’s bold infrastructure bill. The first amendment requires a report on barriers to public transportation faced by people in poverty.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) sent a letter urging USAID to rescind its appointment of Mark Kevin Floyd as USAID Religious Freedom Advisor. Mr.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released this statement after the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the House. This bill addresses police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, who was killed in her district. She voted “yes” on the bill. 

June 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Protect our Protesters Act today to criminalize police violence against demonstrators exercising their constitutional rights. After the unjust murder of George Floyd, people across the country protested their opposition to police brutality and were met with force.