Support Lauren Underwood for Congress

Steve Irwin




RACE: Underwood turned this seat blue for the first time in a long time. She is facing stiff opposition for her re-election following redistricting in 2021.

VOTING RECORD: Govtrack.usProject Vote Smart



PARTY: Democrat

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/4/1986
EDUCATION: Johns Hopkins University - MSN-MPH, University of Michigan - BS Nursing


RELIGION: Protestant



  • Representative, U.S. Congress, IL District 14, 2019 to Present


  • Appropriations
  • Veterans' Affairs




  • Believes that supporting and protecting Israel is crucial for the U.S. and the world
  • Supports the U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) providing annual U.S. funding for Israel's defense
  • Supports a two-state solution with the U.S. facilitating a future agreement
  • Supports the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear Deal)
  • Opposes BDS movement



  • Supports women's rights to the full range of reproductive health services, without restrictions, including access to safe, legal, and affordable abortions.
  • Committed to defending the protections offered by Roe v Wade by passing legislation to codify them in federal law
  • Supports repealing the Hyde Amendment
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood
  • Cofounder and cochair of Black Maternal Heath Caucus


In Her Own Words

"As a nurse, I have always considered access to quality, affordable health care fundamental to my practice. I carry this with me in Congress and I consider protecting access to care for people with pre-existing conditions and making health care and prescription drugs more affordable among my most essential priorities." 1 

"No child should fear for their life at school. No worker should fear a mass shooting at their job. Weapons of war don’t belong in our neighborhoods."

SOURCES: 1)  2)

Interesting Facts

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, 2013-Present

Appointed by President Barack Obama as Senior Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2014-2017

Research Nurse, Johns Hopkins University, 2009-2010