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

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award for her support of pro-growth economic policies and bipartisan leadership during the 116th Congress. Lawmakers are selected for this award based on their record of support for business-friendly policies, as well as their commitment to bipartisan leadership and constructive governing.


June 11, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-5) are pushing to save Kansas City area jobs after news broke of potential layoffs for 1,000 workers at the National Benefits Center due to coronavirus-related revenue shortfalls. It would be among the largest mass layoffs in the Kansas City area.


June 8, 2020 Press Release

Representatives Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Andy Kim (NJ-03) have introduced legislation requiring the release of a list of businesses that have received emergency small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), helping to ensure there is transparency and oversight of this critical program. Davids and Kim are both members of the House Small Business Committee.


June 4, 2020 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued her support for the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, introduced earlier today. The legislation would help the Kansas Third undertake transformative infrastructure projects that are smarter, safer and made to last. Davids is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.


May 8, 2020 Press Release

After calling for the release of the list of businesses that have received emergency small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Representatives Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Andy Kim (NJ-03) are introducing a bill to require the Small Business Administration to make that information public. Davids and Kim are both members of the House Small Business Committee.


May 1, 2020 In The News

Lawmakers from the Kansas City region are calling on the Trump administration to release the names of companies benefiting from a program meant to provide emergency relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kansas, wrote Thursday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza asking them to release a complete list of companies receiving aid through the Paycheck Protection Program.

April 30, 2020 Press Release

After seeing concerns reports about large companies getting relief funds at the expense of local small businesses, Representative Sharice Davids called for the release of the complete list of businesses that have received emergency small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).


April 23, 2020 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids helped secure additional funding for small businesses, hospitals, health care workers and COVID-19 testing, voting for the “The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” earlier today. Davids has advocated for increased funding for small businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program since before it was rolled out.

April 21, 2020 In The News

Rep. Sharice Davids is frustrated with the way small business relief has been slowed in Congress.

Davids is also disappointed in President Trump's lack of transparency when it comes to the allocation of resources. She's hopeful, though, that the bill being passed soon is a step in the right direction.

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April 18, 2020 Press Release

As critical small business loan programs rapidly run out of money, Representative Sharice Davids urged congressional leaders to put partisan politics aside and reach a bipartisan consensus on funding for small business relief programs.