Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Feb 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after the Ethiopian government released hundreds of prisoners this week:

“For years, the government of Ethiopia has suppressed freedom of speech, cracked down on Ethiopians fighting for human and civil rights, and detained thousands of peaceful protestors. 

Feb 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding the 2013 U.N. General Assembly meeting with President Rouhani:

Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after it was announced that Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) will retire at the end of his current term:

Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the latest budget agreement:

Jan 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate and U.S. House voted to pass a three-week continuing resolution to reopen the government:

Jan 10, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding S. 139, the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017:

Jan 8, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement after it was announced that President Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen would end Temporary Protected Status for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans seeking refuge in the United States:

Dec 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and twenty-six colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives sent the following letter regarding the November 26th Honduran presidential election to President Donald Trump: 

Dec 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about reports that 92 Somali nationals had been beaten, restrained, deprived of food and water, and forced to urinate on themselves while in ICE custody on a plane in Senegal.

The text of the full letter reads as the following:

Dec 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) yesterday introduced the 21st Century Competition Commission Act (H.R.