Press Releases

December 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07)’s legislation to provide critical funding to increase maternal vaccination rates and reduce vaccination disparities has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

November 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) celebrated President Biden signing the first bill of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act into law today at a White House bill signing ceremony.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) led the entire Illinois Democratic Congressional delegation in urging Governor Pritzker to prioritize Illinois Member Directed Projects (MDPs) for historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding.  

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) supported the historic passage of the Build Back Better Act, once-in-a-generation legislation to meet the urgent needs of Illinois families by delivering affordable child care, universal Pre-K, lower health care and prescription drug costs, climate and clean energy solutions, lower taxes for families,

November 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and David B. McKinley (WV-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enhance oversight and promote accountability at VA, reducing waste, fraud, and abuse and ensuring veterans receive high-quality care.

November 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation to support student veterans who are at risk of being academically penalized due to their ongoing military service unanimously passed the House.

November 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) celebrated President Biden’s signing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. The historic job creation legislation, which Underwood helped pass in the House of Representatives, invests in modernizing America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water