Press Releases

February 27, 2021 Press Release
Legislation includes 14th District priorities including direct payments to families and individuals, resources to speed up vaccinations and reopen the economy, and support for small businesses

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) supported the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House of Representatives.

February 27, 2021 Press Release
Underwood’s Health Care Affordability Act, as included in the American Rescue Plan, would lower out-of-pocket health care costs for American families

WASHINGTON— Representative Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation that would lower health care costs for American families passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) supported the bipartisan passage of the Equality Act (H.R.

February 12, 2021 Press Release
Underwood’s provision would lower health care costs for American families

WASHINGTON— This week, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s (IL-14) legislation to lower health care costs for American families passed out of the Ways and Means Committee. The Health Care Affordability Act has been adopted as a part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

February 9, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman outlines pressing health priorities that would immediately improve care, including expanding mental health services, increasing access to reproductive health care, improving maternal health outcomes, and ensuring no veteran pays for preventative services

WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) urged newly-confirmed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to prioritize improving the quality of care veterans and their families receive at the VA, specifically mental health and maternity care.

February 8, 2021 Press Release
The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act includes a series of 12 bills to save moms’ lives and end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes

WASHINGTON— Today, Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus unveiled the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, historic legislation to save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, and achieve maternal health justice for Black women and all women

February 5, 2021 Press Release
The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act provides resources to expand access to mental health screenings and treatments, suicide prevention, and support for local health care providers who have been on the frontlines of coronavirus response efforts

WASHINGTON— Recently, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) joined a bipartisan legislative effort led by Representative Katie Porter (CA-45) to deliver mental health resources to health care professionals and communities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act directs the U.S.

February 3, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would help mitigate the harmful public health effects of climate change

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the Climate and Health Protection Act to strengthen the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Climate and Health Program. This program was established to help state and local governments prepare for the public health consequences of climate change by translating climate science for health professionals, d

February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) led 21 members of Congress in a Congressional effort advocating for the inclusion of the Health Care Affordability Act in the next emergency coronavirus relief legislative package. In the letter to the Pre

February 2, 2021 Press Release
The Community Immunity During COVID-19 Act would help communities bolster COVID-19 vaccination efforts and increase immunization rates for life-saving vaccines

WASHINGTON— Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), and Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D.

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