Press Releases

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on H.R. 1, a set of historic reforms designed to end the culture of corruption in Washington.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced the Mohammed bin Salman Must be Sanctioned Act (MBS MBS Act) to sanction the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for his role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and grave human rights abuses. 

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March 1, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today reintroduced the Protect Against Unlawful Lobbying (PAUL) Act, which strengthens the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and makes sure that lobbyists representing foreign countries act in good faith and operate with full transparency. The bill is a core part of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, expected to be introduced this week.

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March 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and 21 of their colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision not to include a $15 minimum wage in the Budget Reconciliation package.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar released the following statement after an intelligence report revealed the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the plan to assassinate Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. 

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February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar released the following statement on the American Rescue Plan to provide continued relief to the American people during the coronavirus pandemic. 

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on the U.S. air strikes in Syria. 

“I am deeply concerned about the legal justification of the air strikes in Syria. Military action—in a country where Congress has not authorized war—is unconstitutional in almost all circumstances. 

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February 19, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Ethiopia.

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February 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 28 members of Congress today in requesting that the House of Representatives make paid interns permanently eligible for telework. Current House guidelines only allow paid House interns to telework in the event of disaster, pandemic, or other emergency.

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February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights.

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