WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, a bill to institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill would constitute a full payment forgiveness, with no accumulation of debt for renters or homeowners and no negative impact on their credit rating or rental history.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on her support for the American Rescue Plan.
“The American Rescue Plan is a monumental piece of legislation.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill addresses police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, who was murdered in her Minnesota district. It will eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, ban chokeholds, and mandate data collection on police encounters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar released the following statement on the American Rescue Plan to provide continued relief to the American people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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