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 introduced legislation that would raise billions to invest in our economy by taxing highly speculative financial transactions.
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.

Jul 24, 2014In The News

Rep. Ellison (D-MN) joined MSNBC's Ed Show yesterday to discuss the Congressional Progressive Caucus' (CPC) amendments on wage theft.

Jul 21, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after President Obama signed an executive order protecting federal contract workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Jul 21, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today in solidarity with participants in the Live the Wage Challenge, which asks elected officials, advocates, and citizens to spend a week living on a minimum wage budget of $77.

Jul 20, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minnesota Teamsters Strike.

Jul 19, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps Raúl l M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Reps.

Jul 18, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA), John Conyers (D-MI), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary Kerry urging the administration to continue efforts to find a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestine.