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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.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led a letter to Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary Michael Pompeo today calling for the Administration to provide a briefing for members on the justifications of the recently announced arms sales to the Philippines, Egypt, India, Hungary, and the United Arab Emirates.

June 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Veronica Escobar (D-TX) announced the introduction of the Curtailing Insurrection Act Violations of Individuals’ Liberties (CIVIL) Act today, a bill to severely restrict the President’s ability to use military forces in American cities without explicit Congressional approval. The bill is a companion measure to legislation authored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the Senate.
June 5, 2020 Press Release
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Omar hosted a “Working Together to Combat Police Brutality” private listening session with Black community leaders in the Twin Cities, elected officials, faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and performing artist and activist Common. The goal was to allow members of the community and advocates to voice their concerns and recommendations for combating systemic racism at the federal, state and local level. She also discussed her new legislative package to address police misuse of force, and violence against protesters.