Transportation & Infrastructure
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I’m working in a bipartisan way to bring much needed economic development to our roadways, airports, railways, local water infrastructure, and more.
The committee has jurisdiction over areas that touch every aspect of our lives - especially in the Kansas City Metro area with its strategic position as one of our nation’s major transportation and shipping hubs.
- Focusing on Kansas: I’ve made it a priority to advocate for our local needs, bringing the Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to our district to see Kansas projects in person.
- Rebuilding for the next generation: I’ve voted to pass key funding to invest more than $70 billion in green, modern, job-creating infrastructure through the appropriations process. That supports projects to improve and upgrade our roads and bridges, mass transit, and airports.
- Safety and oversight: I’m Vice-Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, which has taken a lead role on investigating the cause of two international Boeing 737 MAX crashes. We’ve held several hearings on this issue and will keep pushing to ensure we have the safest airspace in the world.
More on Transportation & Infrastructure
Following last year’s historic flooding, Representative Sharice Davids called for the inclusion of several bills to help protect Midwestern communities in an upcoming legislative package to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act.
Representative Sharice Davids called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put consumers first and ensure that airlines are issuing full refunds for cancelled flights, as is required under federal law. Davids is the vice-chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, under the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are cancelling an estimated 60 to 80 percent of their flights. But many airlines are placing the burden on consumers to attain refunds for these flights, encouraging them to accept travel vouchers instead.
Yesterday, Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) highlighted the infrastructure needs of Indian Country during a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing titled “Assessing the Transportation Needs of Tribes, Federal Land Management Agencies, and U.S. Territories.” This is the first committee hearing on tribal infrastructure since 2002.
Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ripped Boeing Wednesday for the more than $60 million it will pay its fired CEO while Kansas aviation workers lose their jobs because of the grounding of the company’s 737 Max airliner for safety issues.
Davids, D-Kansas, is a member of the House Transportation Committee, which has been investigating Boeing since last year after two deadly crashes caused the deaths of 346 people.
Boeing’s uncertain future prompted Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems, the city’s largest employer which manufactures parts for Boeing, to announce 2,800 layoffs.
Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) issued the following statement on newly released Boeing messages that provide further insight into Boeing’s decision making on the 737 MAX development, as well as the subsequent announcement by Boeing supplier Spirit Aerosystems that they are cutting 2,800 jobs in Wichita, KS: