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 11, 2021 In The News

Three bills are working their way through Congress that can provide significant help for small businesses. Do you know what they all have in common? Welcome signs of bipartisan support for small business.


June 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids stopped by her alma mater Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to attend a welcome back event for JCCC staff and tour the vaccine clinic on campus. Davids met with Dr. Andy Bowne, President of JCCC, to hear about the impact of federal pandemic relief aid on students, colleges, and universities in the Third District of Kansas and how the American Rescue Plan is helping students and staff get back on track.


June 1, 2021 Press Release

KANSAS CITY, KS – Today, Representative Sharice Davids visited El Centro, Inc., a community center and bilingual Pre-K academy serving the growing Hispanic community in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, to listen to their concerns and share the impact of federal relief funds on their facilities and the families they serve.


May 28, 2021 In The News

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., weighs in on the president's proposed $6T budget plan, which the White House is expected to unveil on Friday.

May 28, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids continues to push the Small Business Administration for answers on local fraud victims, most recently by speaking with SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman about it Wednesday morning, according to a press release.


May 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids focused on helping Johnson County fraud victims and securing resources for Kansas businesses during a hearing with Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman. Administrator Guzman appeared before the House Small Business Committee for the first time this morning to discuss pandemic relief programs, such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs (EIDL).


May 11, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids released a new report detailing the impact of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion on hardworking families in the Third District of Kansas and the state as a whole. The American Rescue Plan boosted the maximum CTC, expanded eligibility, and implemented advance monthly payments for qualifying families. Key findings from the report include:

May 5, 2021 In The News

Federal funds are available to help restaurants rebuild and recover from losses experienced in the pandemic.


The funds are through the U.S. Small Business Administration. They are part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress.


About $28.6 billion has been appropriated nationally for restaurants that qualify to receive the SBA award funds, according to Michael Barrera, SBA district director for the Kansas City area. He discussed the program during a Facebook video presentation with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist.


April 30, 2021 In The News

KMBC on Rep. Davids Subcommittee Hearing

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April 29, 2021 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids used her first House Small Business hearing as Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access to highlight issues facing small manufacturers in the Kansas City area.