Lauren Underwood Is The Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress
Underwood is a registered nurse and former Obama advisor.
Lauren Underwood, the 32-year-old from Naperville, Illinois, is now the youngest Black woman to serve in the U.S. Congress as a member of the House of Representatives reports NBC News. Underwood is a registered nurse and a two-time master's graduate of Johns Hopkins University.
Underwood was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and helped implement the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA).
Underwood joins a historic class of Congress members as a record number of women have been sworn in. The 116th Congress has a number of firsts — Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim America congresswomen and Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids are the first Native American congresswomen.
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"Proud of all we've accomplished—and thinking of the young women of the future who'll be stepping forward to serve in the coming years," Underwood wrote in a tweet. "A greater change is on the way."
Proud of all we've accomplished—and thinking of the young women of the future who'll be stepping forward to serve in the coming years. A greater change is on the way.https://t.co/wvWzuQ6oNk— Lauren Underwood (@LaurenUnderwood) January 4, 2019
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