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 31, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Ellison (D-MN) made the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res.

Jul 31, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) co-chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) along with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) issued statements this evening in advance of President Obama’s expected executive action enhancing workplace protections for federal contractors. 

Jul 28, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan:

“A happy and blessed Eid to all. The celebration of the breaking of the fast signals the closing of the holy month of Ramadan and the end of fasting from sunrise to sunset. 

Jul 24, 2014Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced it would impose a female genital mutilation on women and girls aged 11 to 46 in and around the city of Mosul.

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.