Press Releases

August 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) wrote a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue’s claim that extending school meal waivers would go beyond the scope of the USDA’s authority.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The blatant disregard for human life, especially Black lives, is on display once again in our country’s police departments. This time in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Lafayette, Louisiana. Both men were shot in the back by police officers. Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down and Trayford Pellerin is dead.

August 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today introduced the Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act, a bill to prohibit the United States from formally recognizing or providing U.S.

August 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to oppose the Trump Administration’s plan to invest $1 billion in controversial projects in Honduras over the next three years through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Make Billionaires Pay Act, legislation to tax the obscene wealth increases raked in by billionaires during the ongoing pandemic in order to pay for the medical expenses of average Americans.

August 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and 119 Members of Congress wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to renew waivers to address food insecurity among children. 

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sponsored six amendments that passed yesterday in the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, the House’s first minibus of the 2021 fiscal year appropriations bill—and an additional amendment through the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) introduced legislation to make all students eligible for free school meals during the 2020-2021 school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, Congress passed a provision to expedite the completion of the partial disposition of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock. The bill also includes provisions to address climate change, invest in key pieces of natural infrastructure, and assist minority, tribal, and rural communities. The provision was led by Rep.