Press Releases

October 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in a bipartisan vote of 276-149, the House of Representatives passed the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act. The bill was introduced earlier this year by Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL) along with Congresswoman Carolyn B.

October 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Alma Adams (NC-12), Robin Kelly (IL-02), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) pushed to ensure that investments from the Black Maternal Health 

October 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced new legislation to support student veterans who are at risk of being academically penalized due to their ongoing military service. Currently, if a service member is assigned to a period of active service or inactive-duty training, they could face grade reductions, failing grades, and even fi

October 15, 2021 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) pushed U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on the steep decline in United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery reliability in Illinois, and troubling policies introduced by DeJoy that undermine the service.

October 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced new legislation to address the health care professional shortage within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

October 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) bipartisan legislation to improve maternal health care for veterans passed the Senate on October 7th with bipartisan support. The Senate version of the legislation is led by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). The 

September 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) delivered a speech on the House floor on the critical importance of making the historic health care affordability expansion included in the American Rescue Plan permanent. The advance premium tax credit expansion in the American Rescue Plan, based on Underwood’s Health Care Affordability Act

September 24, 2021 Press Release

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a landmark bill that guarantees the right to access abortion nationwide and aims to codify Roe V Wade

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) advocated for the implementation of her legislation, the Lethal Means Safety Training Act, during a House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing  on veteran suicide prevention.

September 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Unlawful Turn-aways Act to address the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) systemic denials of health care and services to veterans with general or other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.