Press Releases

August 10, 2020 Press Release
Continuation in series of in-person and virtual events in each county in 14th District

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that she will hold virtual office hours on Thursday, August 13, and in-person outdoor mobile office hours on Friday, August 14 in Kendall County and Sunday, August 16 in McHenry County.

August 10, 2020 Press Release
The Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act would ensure pregnant people - especially pregnant people of color - are included in the federal government’s coronavirus public health response

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), co-chair and co-founder of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced new bicameral legislation to combat maternal mortality and morbidity during the coronavirus pandemic. The Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act would improve research and data collection and dedicate resources to safeguard

August 7, 2020 Press Release
Along with Underwood, fellows include over 200 nurse leaders from around the world

WEST CHICAGO—Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement on being named to the American Academy of Nursing’s 2020 Class of Fellows. The fellows selected include 230 nurse leaders from 39 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S.

August 7, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today announced that she has successfully fought for an Army Corps of Engineers study to address flooding along the Fox River and Chain of Lakes that has been damaging homes and businesses, decreasing property values, and creating unsafe infrastructure conditions.
August 7, 2020 Press Release

WEST CHICAGO— Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) convened local child care providers to discuss access to affordable child care Illinois families. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the existing child care access and affordability crisis. Underwood was joined by Shelley Bromberek-Lambert, Chief Reimagination Officer of YWCA C

August 4, 2020 Press Release
First in series of in-person and virtual summer office hours in each of the 14th District of Illinois’ the seven counties

Opportunity for 14th District residents to meet with Underwood to share concerns and ask questions 


July 31, 2020 Press Release
Members: Rule denies “critical relief to public schools at a time of unprecedented crisis in our education system”

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led the Illinois congressional delegation in urging Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to rescind the Department’s interim final rule that would improperly divert federal resources intended for public schools in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)  toward private schools.

July 30, 2020 Press Release
Underwood to Trump Administration: “Keep your hands off our health care”

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed the House of Representatives. The legislation, which was offered as an amendment to the House appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2021, would prevent the Department of Justice (DOJ) from spending federal funds on litigation that undermines the health care law.

July 30, 2020 Press Release
The Child Care is Essential Act supports struggling child care providers, workers, and families while supporting the safety of child care facilities

WASHINGTON— Yesterday, legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) to support the child care sector during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic passed the House of Representatives. The Child Care is Essential Act, H.R.

July 29, 2020 Press Release
Legislation more important than ever as millions lose employer-sponsored coverage during coronavirus pandemic

Underwood amendment prevents DOJ from spending federal funds on litigation that undermines the health care law