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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.
January 17, 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 Veterans' Affairs for the 116th Congress.
January 15, 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 Education & Labor for the 116th Congress.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
As the 2019 tax-filing season opens this week, Reps. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Sean Casten (IL-6) today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address the disproportionate tax burden being placed upon Illinois families due to changes in the state and local tax deduction as passed in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of Agriculture and FDA appropriations bill to re-open this essential government agency to ensure the FDA and USDA can continue to inspect food and prevent public health epidemics, safeguard a strong, robust farmer safety net that provides certainty to our rural economy, and guarantee vulnerable Illinois families receive critical SNAP benefits.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Underwood joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies to ensure air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans and stand up for the hard-working Illinois families who are at imminent risk of being evicted.
January 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) voted to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Interior and EPA appropriations bill to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to resume its critical activities in protecting clean air and clean water for Illinois families.
January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Underwood delivered her first floor address to voice her support for House Democrats’ efforts to protect Illinoisans’ health care.

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