Representative Lauren Underwood

Representing the 14th District of Illinois


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July 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Climate and Health Protection Act (H.R. 3819) to reinstate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Climate and Health Program. Until last year, the CDC’s Climate and Health Program was the agency’s only office dedicated to helping state and local governments prepare for the public health consequences of climate change.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue expressing concerns over recent reports of USDA officials hiding or evading publication of research on the effects of climate change on agriculture.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) joined Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) and a bipartisan group of 34 members to urge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Bill Foster (D-IL-11), Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3), Sean Casten (D-IL-6) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14), wrote to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) this week requesting the agency immediately begin air quality monitoring at two facilities in Lake County, Illinois, to determine whether ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions exceed safe levels.