Lauren (Lauren) Underwood (D-USH14)
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Capitol: 202.225.2976
FAX: 202.225.0697
District: 630.549.2190
Room 1410 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1314

Residence: Naperville, IL
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 10/4/1986
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Co-ChairCongressional Public Health Caucus
Co-ChairBlack Maternal Health Caucus
MemberHouse Communications Standards Commission
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberBipartisan Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Task Force
FC MemberHouse Tech Accountability Caucus
FC MemberMaternity Care Caucus
FC MemberServicewomen and Women Veterans (SWWV) Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Bureau / De Kalb / Du Page / Henry / Kane / Kendall / Lee / Whiteside


Congresswoman Lauren Underwood serves Illinois' 14th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress on January 3, 2019. She is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress.

Rep. Underwood is a registered nurse and co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, which addresses America's Black Maternal Health crisis in Congress and advances policy solutions to improve maternal health outcomes and end disparities. Rep. Underwood is Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and serves on the House Committee on Appropriations.

Prior to her election to Congress, she served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), helping communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, bioterror threats, and public health emergencies. As a career public servant at HHS, she also helped implement the Affordable Care Act, broadening access for those on Medicare, improving health care quality, and reforming private insurance. Rep. Underwood has taught future nurse practitioners through Georgetown University's online master's program and worked with a Medicaid plan in Chicago to ensure it provided high-quality, cost-efficient care.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University, and a lifelong Girl Scout. Rep. Underwood resides in Naperville, Illinois.