Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison joined Alex Wagner to talk about the working Americans standing up for an increase in the minimum wage and what President Obama can do about it.
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.
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Apr 24, 2014Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after participating in a protest in Roseville, MN as part of a national day of action against a deal to move United States Postal Service (USPS) services into Staples retail stores.

Apr 14, 2014Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law increasing the state minimum wage to $9.50 in 2016.

Apr 11, 2014In The News

On Monday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jim Moran (D-VA), sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking him to urge the Palestinian Authority to maintain a business environment that welcomes foreign investment as a necessary step toward a two-state solution. 

Apr 9, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Metropolitan Council voted to approve the Kenilworth route for the Southwest light rail line (SWLRT).

Apr 9, 2014In The News

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent the following letter on Monday to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to solicit information about the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, which provides a means of redress for innocent Americans who have been incorrectly or unfairly placed on federal watch lists and no-fly lists.

Apr 8, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) issued the following statement today after the president signed two executive orders mandating further reforms to the employment practices of federal contractors.