Veterans & Armed Forces
My mother served in the U.S. Army for twenty years, and I learned so much about service, sacrifice, and dedication to country through her. After all that our service members and veterans have done for us, we must have their backs. They deserve nothing less than the quality health care, services, and access to jobs that they’ve earned.
My office helps military and veteran constituents with casework and acts as a facilitator between federal, state, and local agencies. We also have a member on our team from the Wounded Warrior Program, which helps create employment opportunities in Congress for veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military. For more information on how we can assist our veterans, please contact my office.
In Congress, I've worked to help veterans transition their skills from service to business through my bill, the SERV Act. This bipartisan legislation helps veteran entrepreneurs succeed by examining the barriers they face, including lack of access to credit, and by increasing promotion of small business programs available to veterans. In addition, I voted to pass legislation that addresses the veteran suicide crisis, as well as veterans experiencing homelessness. I also voted for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act so more Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange can get the crucial benefits they need.
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Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced her office has been selected to host a Gold Star Fellow for a one-year fellowship based in her Kansas offices. The position is open to Gold Star Family Members, and the person selected for the fellowship will work directly with constituents in the Third District of Kansas, acting as a facilitator with federal, state, and local agencies.
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.
Kansas’ delegation in Washington, D.C. on Thursday responded to the deadly attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 70, including 13 U.S. military service members. In an address Thursday afternoon, President Joe Biden blamed Islamic extremists for the attack and vowed to avenge deaths.
“We will hunt you down and make you pay,” the president said of those behind the attacks.
I know many folks in the Third District are looking for updates or struggling with the news out of Afghanistan. We are here to help.
Our team worked around the clock to help answer your questions regarding the evacuation operation in Kabul and the relocation efforts here in the United States. While the military evacuation operation has ended, we will be continuing our efforts to help Americans, foreign nationals, and Afghans leave Afghanistan if they choose. If you have questions about that process, you may contact our office at (913) 621-0832.
Representative Sharice Davids released the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan:
“The reports from Afghanistan are alarming and heartbreaking. I’m concerned for US citizens and Afghan partners finding themselves trapped, and for civilians facing control by Taliban terrorist forces. We must act quickly to ensure the safe withdrawal of our global partners.
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:
Watch: See the full interview with U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids from Kansas on FOX4.
Kansas Senators and Representatives are calling on President Joe Biden to authorize a state funeral for the last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient.
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says he and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) along with Representatives Tracey Mann (Kan.-01), Jake LaTurner (Kan.-02), Sharice Davids (Kan.-03) and Ron Estes (Kan.-04) have urged President Joe Biden to authorize a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.
Representative Sharice Davids today announced her third annual “Valentines for Veterans” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Kansas’ 3rd District.
Residents are encouraged to mail cards to Davids’ office in Kansas City or email a digital card to KS03valentinesforvets@gmail.com starting today through Friday, February 12. Davids will then drop off the cards at the Kansas City VA.
Rep. Sharice Davids has nominated 31 students from the Kansas Third District for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
“As the daughter of an Army veteran, I’m honored to nominate hardworking, bright, and talented young people from Kansas’ Third District to our nation’s military service academies,” said Davids. “These are some of the best universities in the country and help build strong leaders in our armed forces and beyond. I look forward to seeing all that these young Kansans accomplish.”