Press Releases

October 23, 2020 Press Release
Underwood has advocated to increase funding for programs that support these grants

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that Kane County and Lake County will receive over $1.5 million in federal investments, from grant programs she has advocated for, to combat the opioid and stimulant crisis.

October 22, 2020 Press Release
The Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act will ensure veterans receive high-quality mental health and suicide prevention services

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that her legislation to address the veteran suicide crisis has been signed into law. The 

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October 19, 2020 Press Release
Pinning ceremony honored five veterans from the 14th District of Illinois

WEST CHICAGO—This weekend, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, honored five local veterans from the 14th District of Illinois at a Vietnam Veteran pinning ceremony.

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October 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) demanded Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos support K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in their efforts to address mental health challenges facing students, families, and staff brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, millions of students have had to

October 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) demanded Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos support K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in their efforts to address mental health challenges facing students, families, and staff brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, millions of students have had to

October 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) demanded Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos support K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in their efforts to address mental health challenges facing students, families, and staff brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, millions of students have had to

October 9, 2020 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing and as over 7.5 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus—a new preexisting condition, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), held a press conference on the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

October 6, 2020 Press Release
Underwood’s first official action as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation

WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, is urging executives at Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to address ongoing reports of election-related disinformation targeting Black voters on their platforms. During the 2016 election, social media pl

October 5, 2020 Press Release
The updated Heroes Act includes $3.6 Billion in federal resources to support a safe and secure election during COVID-19

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, supported the House passage of the updated Heroes Act, the latest coronavirus relief package to provide urgently needed resources to American families and communities.

October 5, 2020 Press Release
The updated Heroes Act maintains Underwood’s priorities to safeguard U.S. elections, support coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatments, and bolster education and child care

Includes Underwood provision to eliminate copays and cost sharing for veterans receiving qualifying coronavirus preventive services

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