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  1. Apr 9, 2023 · Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is now in her third term and she's no longer defined by the “firsts” that accompanied her arrival in Congress. Those included being one of the first Muslim women in the House, the first African refugee elected to Congress and the first lawmaker to wear a hijab on the House floor.

  2. May 13, 2024 · Ilhan Omar is an American policy analyst, organizer, public speaker, advocate, and politician who began representing Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, in 2019. Upon her inauguration to the U.S. House of Representatives, she became the first.

  3. About. Rep. Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota's 5 th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. An experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate, Rep. Omar was sworn into office in January 2019, making her the first African refugee to become a ...

  4. Aug 15, 2018 · Omar beat her closest Democratic rival by more than twenty thousand votes, out of 135,318 votes cast for Democrats in the Fifth District, which includes Minneapolis and its inner-ring suburbs.

  5. Aug 10, 2022 · CNN —. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar survived a primary challenge Tuesday, CNN projected – but barely, and the narrow result could encourage critics of the progressive “squad” member to try ...

  6. Feb 2, 2023 · WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided House on Thursday ousted Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from the Foreign Affairs Committee over past comments about Israel that were widely condemned as...

  7. Ilhan Omar: Who is Minnesota's Somalia-born congresswoman? The first Somali-American in Congress has shaken up Washington DC since her election in 2018.

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