April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led 30 Sophomore and Freshmen House Democratic Members in an effort urging President Biden to prioritize health care coverage and affordability pol

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chairs Julie Brownley (CA-26), Frank Mrvan (IN-01), Mike Levin (CA-49), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) r

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In a hearing with the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) advocated for programs to support nutrition assist

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Bipartisan legislation supported by Veterans Service Organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, and Minority Veterans of America

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON– This week, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) advocated for 14th District transportation and infrastructure needs before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

West Chicago—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced new financial assistance available to Illinoisans through the American Rescu

April 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan climate change legislation

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced legislation to provide tax relief to Illinois families unfairly harmed by changes to the State and Loca

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led 35 members of the House of Representatives in urging House and Senate leadership to make the health care affordability provisions in

April 7, 2021 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) hosted a series of three virtual conversations with health care experts and community organizations to discuss health care savings availab


In The News

November 28, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, along with her colleagues, introduced new legislation which aims to bolster training and jobs in the public health sector amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Health Force and Resilience Force Act would recruit, train and employ Americans to expand the nation's public health workforce to respond to the pandemic, according to a news release.

October 25, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s bill aiming to improve mental health care among veterans to reduce suicide rates was signed into law this past week.

June 2, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood backed legislation to improve a federal loan program for small businesses hit hard by measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 25, 2020 In The News

At 6 a.m. Monday, Memorial Day, the day the nation remembers military members who died while serving our country, Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., left her Naperville apartment to drive south, some 40 miles, to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

May 10, 2020 In The News

GENEVA – Jamie Schumacher is safely back in Geneva these days, after nearly being stranded indefinitely in Haiti after that country being closed down March 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She and her friend Susan Arch credited U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, for working with the State Department and Haitian officials to get her on a plane home by March 23.

April 13, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) announced Monday that colleges and universities in Illinois’ 14th District will receive over  $45 million in emergency funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, according to a news release.

March 9, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville hosted her second pinning ceremony to honor Vietnam War era veterans from the 14th Congressional District Sunday afternoon, March 8, at the Oswego Senior Center, 156 East Washington Street in Oswego.

January 14, 2019 In The News

Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to federal office. In 1917, 128 years after the first United States Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th session.

January 3, 2019 In The News

Jan. 3, 2019, 3:32 PM EST
By Gwen Aviles
Lauren Underwood, a Democrat from Naperville, Illinois, became the youngest black woman in history to be sworn in to the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon.