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Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood Is Youngest Black Woman Elected To Congress

Rep.-elect Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., arriving for orientation for new members of Congress, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Rep.-elect Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., arriving for orientation for new members of Congress, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

At 32, Rep.-elect Lauren Underwood is one of the youngest people to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this year, and the youngest black woman ever elected to Congress. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Underwood (@LUnderwood630).

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