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July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act to invest in solutions that address the waste epidemic plaguing our country. These funds will go towards reducing landfills and incinerators that emit toxic pollution into our communities, especially in low income communities or communities of color.

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Nine Members of Congress have introduced House Resolution 496, affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -The House passed an amendment to H.R. 3494, the Intelligence Authorization Act authored by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) regarding the Terrorist Screening Database. The Terrorist Screening Database (TSBD) or the "terror watchlist" is currently being shared with multiple foreign governments, including countries with appalling human rights records.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led a group of 13 members of Congress urging the Department of Labor to immediately investigate chronic violations of workplace safety at all Amazon warehouses, “owing to the breadth and severity of past violations as well as mounting public revelations of brutal and hazardous working conditions.”

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act:

July 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after an airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya killed more than 40 people:

June 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley(D-MA), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), James P. McGovern (D-MA), Al Green (D-TX), Jesús G.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar issued the following statement on H.R. 3401, a $4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill:

June 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) unveiled landmark legislation today to eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and fee-free for all.

June 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to reports of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrant families in major U.S. cities in the coming days and news that the House of Representatives will consider an emergency border supplemental bill that will provide additional funding of $1.2 billion to U.S.