Letter: Congresswoman Underwood’s list of deeds

A recent letter to the editor suggested a Department of Political Correctness be created. The writer believes it would provide a resource to find out who to hate, etc. One only needs to tune into Tucker Carlson for that.

He went on to make a nonsensical comment President Biden supposedly made as well as some silly statements about Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, etc. Maybe he does watch Tucker.

The writer then states Congresswoman Underwood “sits and waits for Speaker Pelosi to tell her what to do.” I wonder who/what his source is or is he just throwing out another snarky comment.

Some easy research provided the following sampling: Congresswoman Underwood successfully secured $1.5 million to improve education, health care, and foster youth priorities in the 14th District, sponsored projects to deliver federal resources to improve drinking water in Dist. 14, announced $5 million in federal funding for extension of 143rd Street in Plainfield, secured $1.3 million for Lake County’s Sylvan Lake Dam to protect Lake County homes from failure of the 100 year old dam and introduced the Chronic Condition Copay Elimination Act to eliminate out of pocket costs for common, life-saving prescription drugs that are used to manage chronic conditions.

Maybe the writer should subscribe to the NW Herald — a reasonable place to find out what Congresswoman Underwood is doing for us. Their headline on July 15: “Underwood pursues federal funding to help MCC expand dual credit, degree programs.”

Or he could check out numerous websites that provide the bills that representatives and senators sponsor and how they vote on proposed legislation.

Or he could call Congresswoman Underwood’s office to find the location of her next town hall where he could meet her and ask questions. He might find out he likes her.

Congresswoman Underwood is the first woman, first person of color, and first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood has proven to be an effective, capable Representative, making her own decisions that benefit her constituents.

Helen Torscher

Crystal Lake