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December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released this statement after the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act in the House. This bill federally decriminalizes marijuana and expunges nonviolent federal marijuana convictions. She voted “yes” on the bill. 

November 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced a resolution today to condemn police violence worldwide. The resolution calls on Congress to stand with peaceful protesters around the world in their calls for justice and accountability for police brutality.

November 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today introduced a package of resolutions to ban the Trump Administration’s proposed sale of weapons to the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced a $23 billion package of weapons sales to the UAE, despite consistent human rights violations by the regime.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sent a letter to Zuckerberg opposing Facebook’s role in the violence around the world, most recently in Ethiopia.

November 5, 2020 Newsletters

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October 29, 2020 Newsletters

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Minnesota, please keep following the guidelines to protect our communities. I will continue to fight in Congress to ensure members of our community receive the help they need to get through this crisis.

October 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and 14 UN Special Procedures of the Human Rights Coun

October 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) led a letter to oppose the treatment of Cameroonian migrants and asylum seekers in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention. The letter also raises serious concerns related to human rights violations, the ongoing Anglophone crisis, and the emergence of Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa. 

October 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to extend school meal waivers for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year.