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.
When the federal budget invests in our people, we can meet the needs of working families.
Rep. Ellison and Rep. Grijalva led a letter with 35 of their colleagues to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler demanding net neutrality.

Sep 17, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the McKeon amendment to give President Obama the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Sep 17, 2014Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) a letter urging him to create a Select Committee on Income Inequality instead of spending as much as 3.3 million tax dollars on another investigation into Benghazi.

Sep 12, 2014Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement ahead of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law by President Clinton. 

“Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, we’ve reduced the incidence of violence and given victims the confidence to speak out about abuse. 

Sep 12, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with CPC Equal Protection Taskforce Chair Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), released the following statement today after meeting with a delegation of children who are growing up without one or both of their parents as a result of deportations.

Sep 12, 2014In The News

Rep. Ellison (D-MN) joined CNN's New Day to discuss President Obama's strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The full video can be seen below. 

Sep 10, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with CPC Peace and Security Task Force Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), released the following statement tonight after President Obama laid out his strategy to isolate and degrade the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a speech to the nation.