Press Releases

July 30, 2021 Press Release
Local projects supported include improvements to water infrastructure, support of foster youth and their advocates, better health care systems, and expanded access to higher education

WASHINGTON— This week, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) supported the passage of the House Fiscal Year 2022 funding bills (H.R.

July 22, 2021 Press Release
The Women’s Retirement Protection Act would expand eligibility for employer-sponsored retirement plans to even more part-time workers and ensures a woman’s spouse cannot alter their shared retirement savings without consent

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

July 22, 2021 Press Release
Disaster loans available to DuPage, Will, Kendall, and Kane County residents

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced northern Illinois families and businesses impacted by recent tornado and storm damage may apply for disaster loan assistance from the U.S.

July 21, 2021 Press Release
Underwood: “These delays have been distressing and incredibly frustrating for members of my community.”

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 of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions in Lake County. In a letter to Rochelle P.

July 19, 2021 Press Release
As a new member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Underwood has worked to secure funding for community projects across the 14th District

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

July 15, 2021 Press Release
Nearly 3 in 4 Illinois children to benefit

Video: Underwood on Child Tax Credit impact on Illinois families 

July 13, 2021 Press Release
Funding would support projects in Yorkville, DeKalb, Woodstock, St. Charles, and Crystal Lake

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 Illinois have advanced in the House of Representatives. This is the result of Rep. Underwood’s advocacy to fund local projects to improve early education and college readiness, help foster youth and the

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 Biden at McHenry County College to discuss the American Families Plan and what it means for Illinois families.  

July 7, 2021 Press Release
Legislation is co-led by Representatives Jahana Hayes, Jan Schakowsky, and Danny K. Davis

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-saving prescription drugs, including insulin, that are used to manage chronic conditions.