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
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.
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: