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May 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 3237 – the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act of 2021:


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.


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October 23, 2019 In The News

Less than three weeks have passed since President Trump spoke on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting off a cascade of destabilizing events that hav

July 25, 2019 In The News

Throughout history, demagogues have used state power to target minority communities and political enemies, often culminating in state violence. Today, we face that threat in our own country, where the president of the United States is using the influence of our highest office to mount racist attacks on communities across the land.

May 14, 2019 In The News

Just over two weeks ago, we watched in horror after a man walked into Chabad of Poway synagogue in California and opened fire on worshippers, killing 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye and injuring three others.

March 17, 2019 In The News

Since I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one in one of the richest countries in the world dies from lack of health care.

November 26, 2018 In The News

Hate crimes in this country are continuing to increase at an alarming rate. According to the FBI's annual report released this month, the number of incidents increased about 17 percent compared with last year. That is the largest increase in these types of cowardly acts since 2001.

December 3, 2017 In The News

The first Somali-American elected to office reminds us what patriotism really looks like. You can watch the video here

August 28, 2017 In The News

American hate is not new — and it is not scarce. While Nov.