Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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The late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota used to say, “If politics is the art of the possible, then organizing is the art of making more possible.” Workers are organizing.
Rep. Ellison calls for the public's voice to be heard during a debate in Congress on any possible military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Thousands marched in the streets of New York City to call for bold action on climate change. Check out Rep. Ellison's tweets, Vines and photos from the event.
Rep. Ellison and Rep. Grijalva led a letter with 35 of their colleagues to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler demanding net neutrality.

Sep 30, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) joined CPC Peace and Security Task Force Chair Rep.

Sep 30, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, John Kline, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen, and Rick Nolan requested a meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss recent reports of falsified records at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Sep 26, 2014Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Keith Ellison released the following statement today after visiting the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital following an investigation by KARE 11 found that medical records were falsified to cover up long wait times.   

Sep 26, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today welcomed President Obama’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians living legally in the United States by 2 years.

Sep 25, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON-Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner told the New York Times that he prefers to not hold a vote authorizing action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other groups until next year.

Sep 22, 2014In The News
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) traveled to New York City Sunday to stand with Minnesotans and Americans from around the country demanding leaders take action to combate climate change. You can see tweets, Vines and photos from the event below.