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 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.
Following her round table on the impact student loan debt is having on the people of Kansas’ Third District, Rep. Sharice Davids is helping to introduce two bills to remove hidden fees on student loans and help students who were scammed into faulty loans get relief.