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February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Omar released the following statement on the American Rescue Plan to provide continued relief to the American people during the coronavirus pandemic. 

February 26, 2021 Press Release

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. 

February 19, 2021 Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Ethiopia.

February 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 28 members of Congress today in requesting that the House of Representatives make paid interns permanently eligible for telework. Current House guidelines only allow paid House interns to telework in the event of disaster, pandemic, or other emergency.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-IL) today led a letter urging President Biden to take on a broader analysis of the humanitarian impacts of sanctions and to reconsider sanctions that are impeding COVID relief.  

February 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The House Education and Labor Committee today passed their portion of the reconciliation bill through committee—providing much-needed support to state and local governments, along with millions of people across the country, and increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

In case you missed it, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) provided remarks today in support of the resolution to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments on the floor of the House of Representatives.

You can view the remarks below and video here.

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after President Biden announced an increase in the refugee cap from 15,000 to 125,000. Rep. Omar has long been a proponent of increasing the number of refugees admitted to the United States. 

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