Stories tagged: "Rep. Lauren Underwood"


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Rep. Underwood Has a Bill to Get Americans Cash Refunds For Canceled Flights During Pandemic

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN) have introduced legislation to help Americans receive cash refunds for flights canceled during the coronavirus pandemic.  The bill would require both major airlines and third-party ticket sellers to offer full cash refunds for all canceled tickets during the pandemic, whether the airline canceled the flight or...

Rep. Lauren Underwood Helped Get Stranded American Back Home From Haiti

Constituent Jamie Schumacher was in Haiti when travel shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)
Rep. Lauren Underwood Works to Find Solutions to Racial Disparities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Lauren Underwood, (D-Ill.), led a virtual panel discussion on healthcare disparities during the coronavirus pandemic, alongside Rep. Sheila Jackson (D-Texas) and Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). During the meeting, representatives and public health officials discussed the disproportionate effects COVID-19 has had in communities of color, and the steps the country should take to prevent such...

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Rep. Lauren Underwood Announces $108 Million in Emergency Education Funding

Illinois is getting a total of $108 million in emergency education funding, Rep. Lauren Underwood announced.  The money, made possible by coronavirus relief funding passed by Congress, will go towards the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. Underwood strongly supported and voted to pass funding that is designed to help mitigate the ongoing effects of...

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Rep. Lauren Underwood Urges Congress to Make Insurance More Affordable in Next Coronavirus Package

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Lauren Underwood says it is even more important that the cost of health care for Americans goes down. Underwood sent a letter to House leadership advocating to include measures that would make health care more affordable in the next coronavirus relief package. She pushed for the House...

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How Rep. Lauren Underwood Reaches Constituents During a Pandemic

Representatives like Lauren Underwood (D-IL) are using social media platforms like Facebook Live to chat with constituents and provide them with information on resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rep. Lauren Underwood Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Help Small Businesses During Pandemic

Reviews how to access federal disaster loan program Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood held a Facebook Live session with Robert Steiner,  the Illinois district director of the Small Business Administration, to let businesses in her district know what resources are available to help them stay afloat during the pandemic. “As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread...