Latest Ilhan Omar News

Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Rep. Omar breaks ranks, votes against infrastructure bill

Nov. 06, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was the only member of Minnesota's congressional delegation to break party ranks on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the House late Friday. Despite the defections of Omar and the other...

Minneapolis voters reject replacing police with new agency

Nov. 02, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety, an idea that supporters had hoped would bring radical change to policing in the city where George Floyd’s death under an officer’s knee ...

Minneapolis mayor faces voters with policing on their minds

Oct. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was the face of the city through some of its darkest days — the death of George Floyd under an officer's knee last year and rioting that marred the ensuing protests, including the burning of a police precinct after Frey ordered officers to...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan support for Prince Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal. Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant...

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Oct. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. The...

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

Oct. 03, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city. Angie Craig declared it...

Biden vows to 'get it done,' but talks drag on $3.5T plan

Oct. 01, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations. But...

Vote delayed, Democrats struggle to save Biden $3.5T bill

Sep. 30, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a long night of frantic negotiations, Democrats were unable late Thursday to reach an immediate deal to salvage President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion government overhaul, forcing leaders to call off promised votes on a related public works bill. Action is to resume...

Tour of Wisconsin Army post reveals thankful, bored Afghans

Sep. 30, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (AP) — Reporters were given a glimpse Thursday of Afghan refugees' lives on a Wisconsin Army post, getting to see the new arrivals playing soccer with soldiers and toting groceries to the barracks where they're being housed as they wait for their new lives in America to...