Jobs, Economy & Small Businesses


Entrepreneurship is baked into the DNA of the Kansas Third District, and I consistently highlight our business community through my work on the Small Business Committee. I'm working to ensure our small businesses have the tools they need to take care of their employees, grow their companies, and contribute to our economy.   

I’m also pushing forward fiscally responsible solutions that support American workers and keep taxes and spending under control.  

  • Supporting Small Businesses: I introduced two bills to support military veteran and female entrepreneurs, both of which passed the House with broad bipartisan support. The SERV Act helps veteran business owners succeed by examining the barriers they face, including lack of access to credit, and by increasing promotion of small business programs available to veterans. The Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act increases funding for Women Business Centers, which offer a full range of critical counseling and technical training services for small businesses primarily owned by women.    
  • Fiscal Responsibility: I led my colleagues in pushing Congressional leaders to follow fiscally responsible pay-as-you-go budget rules that require spending increases to be matched with spending cuts or revenue increases. I’m working to bring the federal budget deficit under control so future generations aren’t saddled with deficits and debt.  ​​​
  • Protecting American Workers: Anyone who works hard and does everything right should be able to earn a decent living. I’ve voted to raise the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t been increased in nearly a decade, and fought to ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work.  I also voted to shore up worker pensions, repeal the Cadillac tax on health care plans, and protect the right to organize.  
  • ​​​Bringing jobs to the Kansas City-Region: I joined the Kansas and Missouri Delegation to successfully advocate for the Kansas City-area to be selected as the new headquarters for the USDA’s major research facilities. 


More on Jobs, Economy & Small Businesses

March 24, 2020 Press Release

After hearing from local small business owners about the difficulties they are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Representative Sharice Davids introduced legislation to increase funding available to small businesses and provide much-needed relief.  


The bill is part of a larger package introduced by the House Small Business Committee, which Davids sits on, aimed at providing relief for small businesses affected by the coronavirus.  


March 22, 2020 Press Release

Earlier this week, Representative Sharice Davids outlined her priorities for Congress’ economic stimulus package to address the impact of the coronavirus on families, workers, businesses, and our economy as a whole.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

As public health professionals work to contain the spread of coronavirus, Representative Sharice Davids outlined steps that Congress, as well as Kansas’ legislature, could take today to protect the livelihood of workers, families and small businesses across the United States.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Sharice Davids issued the following statement on House passage of the The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:

"I proudly stood with our brothers and sisters in the labor community today and voted yes on The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which would help hardworking Kansans by strengthening their basic right to band together and negotiate for higher wages, stronger benefits, and safer working conditions. It’s an important step to creating an economy where everyone can get ahead.


December 20, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) with transformational improvements championed by Representative Sharice Davids to bolster Kansas’ economy, support workers, and increase access to affordable prescription drugs.  


October 21, 2019 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Business Center Improvement Act, legislation introduced by Representative Sharice Davids that would increase access to resources and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in Kansas.  

September 20, 2019 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids today introduced the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act to help enhance resources and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in Kansas. The bipartisan bill strengthens the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) program, which provides a full range of counseling and training services for small businesses primarily owned by women. 


July 25, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Sharice Davids offered the following statement on House passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

“I’m pleased that we were able to pass a bipartisan, 2-year agreement so we can provide funding for essential government operations and address the impending debt ceiling and budgetary caps. Failing to act would have had devastating effects for the people of the Third District as well as for our country’s national security and economy, and could have led to another disastrous government shutdown. 

July 25, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the House passage of Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act: 


July 18, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Davids issued the following statement on the House passage of H.R.582, the Raise the Wage Act. 

"After more than a decade with no raise in the federal minimum wage – the longest period in U.S. history – I was proud to vote today for a phased-in increase to the federal minimum wage to help hard-working Kansans and their families. The Raise the Wage Act would increase wages for up to 27.3 million Americans, helping to create an economy that works for everyone, not just wealthy corporations and special interests.