As a first-generation college student who worked her way from Johnson County Community College to Cornell Law School, I know how valuable good education is for the success of our children.
Every student should have access to quality public education, regardless of their ZIP Code, ability, or special needs. I support implementing a holistic approach to education, focusing on access to quality public options from pre-K through secondary higher education and promoting strong, skills-based training programs.
I’m committed to making higher education more affordable, so our kids aren’t graduating with crushing debt. I’m working to implement policies that encourage and facilitate the opportunity for higher education. That’s why I signed onto legislation to lower the cost of student loans and protect students from bad actors. We must also expose students to careers in trades and technical areas – skills that are vitally important to a robust economy.
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Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced the Department of Transportation awarded $59,925 to Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to provide scholarships to Veterans and their family members in the college’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. JCCC anticipates using the funds to enroll at least 15 students, who will leave the program with the necessary skills to get good-paying jobs in the trucking workforce.
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.
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.
Johnson County Community College is receiving $21.1 million in emergency funding under the federal American Rescue Plan.
Rep. Sharice Davids, a one-time JCCC student who represents Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, announced the emergency funding last week.
Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced more than $110 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District under the American Rescue Plan. This funding will help institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
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:
This week marked 100 days since Representative Sharice Davids was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress. In the first 100 days of her second term, Davids has worked tirelessly to provide relief to Kansans during this health and economic crisis, create good-paying jobs and opportunities at home, and ensure that government is working for Kansans.
Here is an overview of Davids’ accomplishments in the past 100 days:
Today, Representative Sharice Davids wrapped her week-long American Rescue Plan Tour highlighting how the American Rescue Plan is already helping Kansas. Davids visited local vaccination sites, health clinics, small businesses, and schools in her district. The American Rescue plan, which Davids voted to support, is putting shots in arms, children in schools, and people in jobs, as well as money in pockets through $1,400 Economic Impact Payments, many of which have already reached local Kansans.
Watch: See the full interview with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids from Kansas on FOX4.
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a strong starting point for a transformational infrastructure package that boosts our economy, creates good-paying union jobs, and rebuilds our nation’s infrastructure in a smart and sustainable way. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is ready to keep working with the Biden Administration and other committees of jurisdiction to craft and pass an infrastructure package that helps Kansas and the entire country build back better.