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February 26, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today announced summer internship opportunities in her West Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) with Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) sent a letter to new Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers urging him to re-evaluate the environmental impact of proposed Foxconn construction and his state’s decision to waive important environmental review of the development, which could have significant downstream effects on Lake County communities already vulnerable to flooding along the Des Plaines River.
February 21, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) expressed concern that a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would increase premiums for consumers who purchase health insurance though the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Underwood also warned that the rule would also increase out-of-pocket costs for consumers with private insurance—including some employer-sponsored healthcare plans.
February 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today released the following statement on the shooting that took place in Aurora, Illinois.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today released the following statement on the President’s declaration of national emergency at the United States-Mexico border.

February 14, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today released the following statement on the eleventh anniversary of the shooting that took place at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on February 14, 2008.
February 13, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, or FAMILY Act—legislation that would create a universal, gender-neutral, national paid family and medical leave program.
February 12, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today expressed concern that a change included in the recently-enacted Republican tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which limited the state and local tax (SALT) deductions threatens the sustainability of funding for Illinois public schools.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) today introduced legislation with Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Steven Horsford (NV-4), and Gwen Moore (WI-4) that would help protect Americans with pre-existing conditions by overturning an Administration rule that expands limited duration insurance, commonly known as “junk plans.”
January 22, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) made the following statement after she was appointed by her colleagues to serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security for the 116th Congress.

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