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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

December 19, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced that she has been selected by the full House Democratic Caucus to serve on the prestigious House Committee on Appropriations for the 117th Congress. The committee will be led by Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03).

“I am delighted and honored to be selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Committee has a rich history of transformative and bipartisan policymaking, and I welcome the opportunity to carry forward this important work to create opportunities for  Illinois families and ensure communities across the United States have the resources they need to thrive,” Underwood said.

The House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities to keep the United States safe and invest in families and communities across the country. Through the 12 appropriations bills that the Committee considers each year, Committee members work on behalf of the American people by prioritizing good schools, robust job training, affordable higher education, quality health care, and better infrastructure.