Representative Lauren Underwood

Representing the 14th District of Illinois

Press Releases

September 12, 2019 Press Release

The ACE Veterans Act expands veterans’ access to contraceptives, includes an option for full-year supply

The Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act would improve suicide prevention for post-9/11 veterans

September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, addressed the growing threat of domestic terrorism in a Homeland Security hearing today.

September 9, 2019 Press Release
New location added in Pingree Grove

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced new mobile office hours for the fall throughout the 14th District of Illinois. At set dates and times each month, staff from Underwood’s office will be available in libraries, recreation centers, and city halls in different communities across the district.

September 6, 2019 Press Release
“Within a week of contacting Congresswoman Underwood, all issues were resolved and soon after, I received backpay benefits from SSA”

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that she has successfully secured more than $187,000 to be returned to constituents.

September 6, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would reduce barriers to financial aid for Pell Grant recipients, increase transparency in loan application process

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the File Once FAFSA Act and the Student Loan Contract Act to simplify and increase transparency in the student loan application process.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on a new report released today from the inspector general's office in the Department of Health and Human Services that details the post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems incurred by migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexic

August 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The entire Illinois Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s request for federal assistance for the State of Illinois to help 33 counties recover from severe flooding that occurred from February to July.  This year’s flooding is the longest flood event to ever occur in Illinois. 

August 7, 2019 Press Release
Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act would eliminate copays for preventive health services including contraception, immunizations, and cancer screenings

Legislation would ensure veterans who choose to breastfeed would be offered comprehensive lactation support, counseling, and breastfeeding equipment without cost sharing like most civilians

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) hosted a mental health forum to address challenges young Americans face with mental health.

July 30, 2019 Press Release
FIRE Act requires campaigns to report any foreign contacts to FEC

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Jason Crow (CO-6) introduced the FIRE (Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections) Act, a bill that would help prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections by requiring political campaigns to report attempts by foreigners to influence U.S.