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January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement on the historic Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

January 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Hea

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement. 

January 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement.  

January 6, 2021 Press Release

The Caring for Our Women Veterans Act ensures women veterans receive quality health care from VA facilities

January 6, 2021 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced new office locations in Washington, D.C. and McHenry County.

January 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement on being sworn into the 117th Congress. On the day that Underwood is to be sworn into a new Congress, she

December 23, 2020 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall on the coronavirus relief and federal funding package that passed the house Monday evening.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) sent holiday cards to local heroes in the form of digital notes, drawings, videos, and photos to essential workers keeping Illinois safe during

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— This week, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation to support veterans in STEM careers passed the House of Representatives. The Veterans in STEM Act (

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.