Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Aug 1, 2017
Rep. Keith Ellison issued the following statement after reports surfaced that members of Berta Cáceres’ family have been repeatedly harassed and threatened. Berta Cáceres’ was a prominent human and environment rights activist who was murdered in March 2016.
Jul 31, 2017

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced the Fair Tax Treatment for Consumer-Plaintiffs Act (H.R. 3583) today. This bill would end the disincentive that deters many people from filing civil claims – such as complaints of consumer fraud – out of fear that they will end up paying more in taxes than they could gain from winning a judgment in their favor.

Jul 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted that he would direct the United States Armed Forces to ban transgender people from serving.

Jul 26, 2017

WASHINGTON–Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after introducing the Fair Tax Treatment for Manufactured Housing Community Cooperatives Act (H.R. 3399).

Jul 20, 2017

WASHINGTON –Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent the following letter to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, asking for clarification on the Sheriff Department’s coordination with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

Jul 19, 2017

WASHINGTON–Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced the Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act (H.R. 3296) today. The bill would provide a tax credit for property owners of mobile home parks, also called manufactured home communities, who choose to preserve affordability by selling the land to their residents or a nonprofit.

Jul 18, 2017

WASHINGTON–Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after Minneapolis resident Justine Damond was shot and killed by a MPD officer.

Jul 13, 2017

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on a proposed NDAA Amendment which would order a strategic assessment of the Muslim faith, create a list of faith leaders, and determine acceptable ways to practice Islam:

Jul 12, 2017

WASHINGTON–Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), introduced the Online Privacy Act (H.R. 3175) today.

Jun 30, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after the Minneapolis City Council approved a measure raising the city’s minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. Rep. Ellison was so excited by the victory for workers in Minneapolis, he sang a song to celebrate.