Rep. Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse, became the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress in 2019. Zinhle Essamuah talks to her about COVID-19, Black maternal mortality, representation, and more.
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Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) became the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress when she was sworn in in 2019. We spoke to Lauren Underwood, who is also a registered nurse, about access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, the Momnibus Act’s efforts to turn around maternal deaths, and the opportunities standing before Congress and the Biden admin.
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