Representing Minnesota's 5th District in the People's House. @USProgressives Whip.

Minneapolis, MN and Washington, DC
Joined January 2019
I’m excited to announce we’ve been able to advance $46.9 million in federal funding for the 5th District. This critical funding will help us address joblessness, housing insecurity, access to healthcare, and transportation barriers in our community. repilhanomar.medium.com/rep-…
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Today we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Let’s continue to honor his legacy by working to create a more fair and just society for all.
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Every American deserves access to a safe and stable place to live. That’s why Rep. Omar introduced the Homes for All Act to guarantee housing as a human right. This legislation would authorize the construction of 12 million new public and affordable housing units.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted
✨Judiciary Act lineup just announced ✨
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Today, millions of parents who use the #ChildTaxCredit to pay for food, rent, and bills discovered the support they need is gone. It’s unacceptable. The Senate MUST restore the Child Tax Credit by passing the Build Back Better Act.
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Thank you to our @mnnurses for all that you do. ❤ We won’t stop fighting until we create a system that puts the health and safety of nurses before profits.
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Protecting your right to vote is how we save our democracy. We must end the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation through the Senate.
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Student debt is holding millions back from homeownership, opening a business, and saving for the future. Our office has led a few letters requesting @POTUS to keep his promise and cancel student debt. We're still waiting.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted
Big news: Starting this month, families who get their 5- to 11-year-olds vaccinated can get $200! That’s cash in your pocket for starting the year off right by protecting your child from COVID. Learn more: mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vacci…
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Child hunger shouldn’t exist. Rep. Omar introduced the Universal School Meals Program Act to ensure that no child goes hungry. This legislation would provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all students *AND* eliminate all school meal debt.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted
RentHelpMN can help you if you are behind on your rent. Apply today at RentHelpMN.org If you need help with utility bills, the Energy Assistance Program can get you caught up and assist with future bills. Go to mn.gov/commerce/consumers/co… to apply.
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The Guantanamo Bay prison is a moral stain on our country. The ongoing detention goes against the most basic standards of justice, and continues to damage lives and our reputation around the world. Rep. Omar's op-ed: teenvogue.com/story/guantana…
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The Child Tax Credit has lifted millions of children out of poverty. In our district, we were able to deliver over $30 million to 69,000 families. The Senate must pass the Build Back Better Act and restore the Child Tax Credit.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted
In extreme cold, frostbite can happen in minutes. These warming spaces are available to all who need them. hennepin.us/staywarm
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Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted
Reminder! 😷 Face masks are required city-wide in businesses and places of public accommodation starting today. This includes, but is not limited to: bars, restaurants, museums, theaters, schools, recreational facilities, retail, and service offices.
Mayor Frey is reinstating the city-wide mask policy, which requires patrons, employees, and visitors wear a mask in businesses and places of public accommodation. The policy takes effect at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 6. minneapolismn.gov/news/2022/…
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But it also requires reforming our institutions so that they are once again responsive to the core demands of our constituents.
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That requires abolishing fundamentally antidemocratic elements of our system like the Senate filibuster and the electoral college, and it requires major investments in childcare, education, health and climate like the Build Back Better Act.
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The coup attempt on January 6th was a warning for what’s to come if we don’t act. The work to prevent the next coup begins now.
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