WASHINGTON—In April, the Sultanate of Brunei instituted a brutal and draconian new Penal Code that would strip away the human rights of its citizens and strengthen the government’s authoritarian grip. The recently announced Penal Code revisions mandate stoning for numerous offenses - among them adultery, consensual same-sex relations, blasphemy, and theft.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jim McGovern, Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led a group of House Democrats in requesting information on the Administration’s decision to restrict visas of International Criminal Court staff.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act – securing equal pay for equal work, and bringing our nation closer to its founding promise of full fairness and equality.
WASHINGTON—Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) today voted for H.R. 1, a set of historic reforms designed to end the culture of corruption in Washington.
WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Andre Carson (D-IN) issued the following statement after the House voted overwhelmingly to condemn hate of all kinds.
WASHINGTON —Today, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) issued a statement in response to the 2019 government funding package issued this morning:
WASHINGTON–Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN), along with over thirty members of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the Federal Worker Childcare Protection Act of 2019 today—which ensures that federal employees affected by the shutdown are eligible for reimbursement of their childcare expenses.
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) will sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday night. This comes two days after Rep. Omar was named to the Education & Labor Committee.
WASHINGTON–Today 124 Members of the House of Representatives led by Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system.
WASHINGTON– Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) along with more than two dozen of her colleagues in the House and Senate, introduced sweeping reforms Thursday that would reform the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically reduce prescription drug prices in the country.