Lauren Underwood on Government Reform



Free and fair elections are a critical pillar of democracy

Q: What about investigations of the president? How do your constituents view these potential wrongdoings by the president? And how much do you think Congress should focus on this?

REP.-ELECT LAUREN UNDERWOOD: Well, protecting democracy is critically important. In article one of the constitution, the Congress is designed to a coequal branch of government. And so oversight is critically important. And in the 115th Congress, the Congressional Republicans essentially refused to do so. And so I think that there's certainly an interest to make sure that our critical pillars of democracy like free and fair elections can occur. But that it's not our primary and chief priority.

Source: Meet the Press 2018 interview: IL-14 House race , Nov 11, 2018

PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations.

Underwood supports the PVS survey question on regulating campaign donations

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-16 on Aug 1, 2018

Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access.

Underwood voted YEA For the People Act of 2019