Representative Lauren Underwood

Representing the 14th District of Illinois


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More on Veterans

September 12, 2019 Press Release

The ACE Veterans Act expands veterans’ access to contraceptives, includes an option for full-year supply

The Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act would improve suicide prevention for post-9/11 veterans

August 7, 2019 Press Release

Legislation would ensure veterans who choose to breastfeed would be offered comprehensive lactation support, counseling, and breastfeeding equipment without cost sharing like most civilians

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Caring for Women Veterans Act (H.R. 3636) to ensure women veterans receive quality health care from VA facilities. The bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report to Congress on gender-specific care available at VA facilities, which will provide an informed and sustainable roadmap to providing high quality, accessible care for women veterans.

May 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) helped pass H.R.

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Ahead of Memorial Day, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) bipartisan legislation to ensure high-quality mental health and suicide prevention care for veterans has passed the U.S House of Representatives unanimously. The Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act would ensure both the VA and outside providers are offering veterans high-quality mental health and suicide prevention services.