Press Releases

April 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led 30 Sophomore and Freshmen House Democratic Members in an effort urging President Biden to prioritize health care coverage and affordability policies in upcoming recovery legislation, including a permanent expansion of advance premium tax credits (APTCs) used to purchase Marketplace plans under the Affordable Care Act.

April 21, 2021 Press Release
The Lethal Means Safety Training Act expands evidence-based trainings to help prevent veteran suicides

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chairs Julie Brownley (CA-26), Frank Mrvan (IN-01), Mike Levin (CA-49), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) reintroduced legislation to address the veteran suicide crisis.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—In a hearing with the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) advocated for programs to support nutrition assistance and improve maternal health.

April 16, 2021 Press Release
Underwood’s Protecting Moms Who Served Act is the first bill in the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act to be considered in a Committee hearing

Bipartisan legislation supported by Veterans Service Organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, and Minority Veterans of America

April 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON– This week, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) advocated for 14th District transportation and infrastructure needs before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

April 14, 2021 Press Release
Underwood Helped Secure Additional Funding for FEMA through the American Rescue Plan

West Chicago—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced new financial assistance available to Illinoisans through the American Rescue Plan. As of April 12, 2021, FEMA is accepting applications to help pay for funeral expenses incurred after Jan.

April 12, 2021 Press Release
The Farmers Fighting Climate Change Act would support and promote agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration.

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan climate change legislation to support farmers and ranchers on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Currently, the U.S.

April 8, 2021 Press Release
The SALT Fairness for Working Families Act would correct the large and disproportionate burden placed on middle-class families in northern Illinois by the 2017 Republican tax law

WASHINGTON—Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced legislation to provide tax relief to Illinois families unfairly harmed by changes to the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.

April 8, 2021 Press Release
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make high-quality care affordable and accessible for every American”

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led 35 members of the House of Representatives in urging House and Senate leadership to make the health care affordability provisions included in the American Rescue Plan permanent.

April 7, 2021 Press Release
The American Rescue Plan includes Underwood’s Health Care Affordability Act to lower out-of-pocket premiums; Savings now available to Illinoisans

WEST CHICAGO—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) hosted a series of three virtual conversations with health care experts and community organizations to discuss health care savings available to Illinois families through the American Rescue Plan. These videos will help Illinoisans understand how the new law lowers Marketplace health plan costs for them and their families. In the first c