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September 14, 2020 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $928.8 million grant for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project, stretching between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Omar, along with U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and a coalition of grassroots groups; labor unions; Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the country to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, or THRIVE Agenda.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—On July 2, 2020, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. David Trone (D-MD), and Rep.

September 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after the United States imposed sanctions on senior officials in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

August 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reversed their decision to extend waivers that will allow states and schools the flexibility to more easily operate emergency summer meal programs until the end of this year.

August 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Andre Carson (D-IN) led a letter to the Department of Homeland Security calling for a full investigation into allegations that ICE fed detainees pork, in violation of their religious tenets.

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).


In The News

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.