Congressional action to help families and stop COVID-19

Republicans and Democrats have to work together to respond to this crisis. People's lives and livelihoods are at stake and people are depending on us for action.

I've been glad to support several pieces of bipartisan legislation to help support vaccine development and distribution, increase access to testing, produce more personal protective equipment, and more so we can get this virus under control. But we also have to help families and small busineses stay afloat as we work to control the virus. That's why I've also supported emergency unemployment insurance, direct payments to families, and the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses that are struggling. 

Given the scale of this crisis, it's clear that we have a lot more to do to save lives and livelihoods, and I will keep pushing for action. You can learn more about the legislation I am supporting here.
 

 

 

New: Bipartisan relief bill passed in December 2020

On December 21st, 2020, I voted for a new bipartisan coronavirus relief bill. This bill passed the House and Senate with broad support and will soon be signed into law. While it's far from perfect, it'll provide much needed relief for folks who are facing immense hardship and uncertainty right now.

As the new law is implemented, we'll keep updating our Coronavirus Resource Center with more information as it becomes available so folks can learn how to get help. For now, here is how you can learn more about the new law. You can also click here to explore resources that are available to you now.

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Additional Emergency relief legislation

In addition to the bipartisan bill my colleagues and I passed in December 2020, I’ve voted for additional bipartisan emergency relief legislation, which is now law.

These measures include:

You can learn more about some of this legislation here:

These are all crucial steps that we have to take to address this health and economic emergency. But given the enormous scale of this crisis, I know we can’t stop here.

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.

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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
       
  • 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.

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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:

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