Press Releases

April 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Reps Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) celebrated the repeal of sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) staff previously imposed by the Trump Administration.

March 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after President Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild and reshape the economy:

March 26, 2021 Press Release
Legislation Would Disrupt School-to-Confinement Pathway, Invest in Safe, Nurturing School Environments for All Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Congresswomen Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), re-introduced the Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (Ending PUSHOUT) Act, bold legislation to end the punitive pushout of girls of color from schools and disrupt the school-to-confinement path

March 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today introduced and passed an amendment to the Saudi Arabia Accountability for Gross Violations of Human Rights Act to create consequences for Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and other Saudi officials involved in the Khashoggi murder.
March 22, 2021 Press Release
The bill, reintroduced today, passed in the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress and would bring an end to race-based hair discrimination and has been prioritized by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressmembers Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Gwen Moore (WI-04) announced the reintroduction of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair or CROWN Act in the House of Representatives, simultaneously releasing a letter sent to Vice President Kamala Harris ur

March 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed a historic reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, including three amendments authored by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), including a bipartisan amendment with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL). 
March 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to President Biden’s Director of Domestic Policy, Susan Rice and Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Biden administration to issue an additional Executive Order announcing a plan to phase out contracts between ICE and state, county, and local jails and prisons. 

March 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, a bill to institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill would constitute a full payment forgiveness, with no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners and no negative impact on their credit rating or rental history. 

March 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on her support for the American Rescue Plan. 

“The American Rescue Plan is a monumental piece of legislation.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill addresses police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, who was murdered in her Minnesota district. It will eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, ban chokeholds, and mandate data collection on police encounters.