Representative Keith Ellison

Rep. Ellison has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007. The Fifth Congressional District is the most vibrant and diverse district in Minnesota with a rich history and traditions.The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Conference Committee on National Defense Authorization Act States that Trump Has No Legal Authority to Strike Iran
The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as approved by a conference committee composed of top House and Senate defense legislators. The bill includes language clarifying that “nothing in this Act may be construed to authorize...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rep. Ellison Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Muslim Ban
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled today to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban: “Today’s decision undermines the core value of religious tolerance on which America was founded. I am deeply disappointed that this ruling gives legitimacy to...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
Rep. Ellison Grills Elon Musk on Anti-Union Threats
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) today sent a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk regarding his comments on May 21, 2018, which appear to threaten employees at Tesla’s Fremont, California plant with retaliation for engaging in legally protected union activity. “Workers at a company with as many workplace health...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
U.S. House Makes Clear That There is No Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iran
On Tuesday night, the House unanimously passed an amendment making clear Congress’s position that no law exists which gives the President power to launch a military strike against Iran. Today, that amendment passed the U.S. House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. “The...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rep. Ellison Introduces Bill to Guarantee Safe Drinking Water on Flint Anniversary
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) today introduced the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act of 2018, which would provide clean and safe drinking water to millions of people while creating nearly a million jobs. “Today marks the four-year...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Reps. Ellison and Carson to Senate Foreign Relations Committee: We Need a Credible Secretary of State, Not Mike Pompeo
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and André Carson (D-IN) today sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) urging them to oppose the confirmation of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. “Mr. Pompeo will regularly be required to...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Rep. Ellison Statement on 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr dedicated his life to fighting for a better world for all people, and fifty years ago today, he died in that struggle. Dr. King deeply understood, in a way that few did in his time or have since, that in order to have economic justice, we must have racial justice, and...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Ellison Becomes Lead House Sponsor of Medicare For All
Rep. Keith Ellison today won unanimous consent from his colleagues to assume leadership of former Rep. John Conyers’ historic single-payer health care bill, “The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act” (H.R. 676) as its lead sponsor. The bill, first introduced in 2003 with 25 cosponsors, would...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Rep. Ellison Briefing on Human Rights and Democracy in Ethiopia
In November 2015, mostly peaceful student protests broke out in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. The Ethiopian government’s brutal crackdown brought to the surface broader discontent over the suppression of critical rights and freedoms that extends beyond any single issue or ethnic group. These protests...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Ellison on FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding S. 139, the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017: “In the last several years, we’ve seen Americans' civil rights and civil liberties rolled back, and religious minorities, immigrants...
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