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Rep.-elect Underwood voices support for Nancy Pelosi

Lauren Underwood
Lauren Underwood

About a week and a half ago, Rep.-elect Lauren Underwood, the 32-year-old nurse who defeated an incumbent Republican in the 14th Illinois Congressional District, said on ABC News that she was undecided about whether she would support Nancy Pelosi to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

She has since officially thrown her support behind Pelosi to be Speaker of the House.

“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,” Underwood said in a statement. “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.”

Underwood also is supporting Minority Whip Steny Hoyer for Majority Leader.

House Democrats nominated Pelosi for speaker Wednesday.

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