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July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and U.S.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced northern Illinois families and businesses impacted by recent tornado and st

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Underwood urges Illinoisans to take action now to verify the status of current passports and apply early for new passports or renewals 

July 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led members of the Illinois delegation in urging the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to address the public health impacts

July 19, 2021 Press Release

Underwood’s priorities include improving water infrastructure, strengthening foster youth development, improving health care systems, and expanding access to higher education

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that $1.5 million in federal investments for education, health care, and youth projects for the people of the 14th District of Il

July 7, 2021 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s visit to Illinois’ 14th District. During the visit, Underwood joined President 

July 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act, legislation that would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for common, life-savi

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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.

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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.