Congressional action to help families and stop COVID-19
- Call the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (KDHE) for public health questions at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF).
- Join our email list for updates and more resources on COVID-19.
It’s essential that Congress works together on a coordinated, well-resourced government response to this public health crisis to help keep communities in Kansas and across the country safe.
Please use the menu below to learn more about what my colleagues and I are doing in Congress to address this emergency. You can also click here to go to our main menu page to quickly find additional public health and economic relief resources.
Emergency relief legislation
I’ve voted for three bipartisan emergency response bills that passed with broad support, which are now law.
These measures include:
- Funds to expand free testing, which we must do as rapidly as possible.
- More resources for vaccine development.
- Funding for hospitals and health care workers so they can have more personal protective equipment like masks and gloves.
- Direct rebates to workers and families to help people stay afloat during the crisis.
- Emergency unemployment insurance for people who have lost work.
- Emergency relief for small businesses to help them stay afloat.
- Expanded paid sick leave for folks who are out of work.
- Strengthened food assistance programs.
- Support for Medicaid to fortify our health care system.
You can learn more about some of this legislation here:
But there’s still a lot more work we have to do to protect our health and economic security. That’s why my congressional colleagues in both parties are working with the Administration to develop additional emergency legislation.
As we continue this important work it’s very important to me to hear from you so I can best advocate for our community’s needs. Please take my survey to share your thoughts by clicking here.
Serving you remotely:
Our offices in Washington, D.C., Overland Park, and Kansas City have transitioned fully to tele-work until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While our offices’ physical locations will be closed, we will still provide a continuity of services for Kansans, including:
- Receiving and responding to telephone calls. If you need to speak to a member of our team, call:
- Washington, D.C. - (202) 225-2865
- Kansas City, Kansas - (913) 766-3993
- Overland Park - (913) 621-0832
- Washington, D.C. - (202) 225-2865
- Helping you navigate the federal government: If you are having issues such as stalled tax refunds or difficulty accessing Veteran’s benefits, we may be able to help.
- Responding to your concerns: The best way to contact our office is via phone or email.
- Scheduling and taking meetings: Please note, as long as our teleworking policy is in place, we will conduct meetings via phone or video conference rather than in person.
Answering your COVID-19 questions: Call with your Congresswoman
I've held six Calls with your Congresswoman so far to give our district an update on the coronavirus and to answer your questions.
If you haven't been able to join any of our calls so far, you can:
- Join our call list to participate in future calls. We’re hoping to do more going forward to answer questions and connect people with resources.
- Share your thoughts with me by taking my survey.
- Contact my office to share your views or ask a question.
- Listen to a couple of our calls below.
- April 1st, 2020, Call with your Congresswoman: My guest was Dr. Allen Greiner, the Medical Director and Public Health Officer for Wyandotte County.
- March 12th, 2020, Call with your Congresswoman: Dr. Kim Schrier, my congressional colleague from Washington state and a pediatrician for 20 years, was my guest. Click below to listen.