Announcing Democratic Leadership Votes


Lauren Underwood, Congresswoman-Elect for Illinois’ 14th District issued the following statement announcing the candidates she will support for House Democratic leadership positions:

“I am honored to represent my community in Washington and ready to get to work on their behalf, which is why House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has my support for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Leader Pelosi shares my commitments to passing legislation to lower health care costs, investing in our country’s infrastructure, protecting our communities from gun violence, instituting a policy solution for young DREAMers and ensuring integrity at the highest levels of our government.”

"I am also supporting Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Katherine Clark, and Rep. Cheri Bustos. The 116th Congress must deliver results for the families of northern Illinois and I am excited to support colleagues who reflect my commitment to Illinois' 14th District."

Underwood is supporting all of the following candidates for leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Speaker of the House -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
House Majority Whip -- Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader -- Rep. Ben Ray Lujan
Democratic Caucus Chair -- Rep. Barbara Lee
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair -- Rep. Katherine Clark
Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- Rep. Cheri Bustos
5th Term Under Caucus Representative -- Rep. Terri Sewell