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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

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.

June 22, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released a mid-year progress report of her tenure in Congress thus far, along with an interactive map of events throughout the district. The achievements highlight the work Rep. Omar and her staff have done on behalf of the 5th District. 

The achievements include:

June 15, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Omar released the following statement on the passing of her father, Nur Omar Mohamed.

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ"

‎”Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'cuun

‎”Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return.

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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.

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