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, United States Representatives Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) demanded documentation from the Kansas City Veterans Administration (KCVA) Medical Center following allegations of a pattern of discrimination against Black employees and veterans at the facility. Specifically, the Members of Congress are calling for all documented complaints and how they were handled going back ten years, as well as all information on applicant scoring protocols and the altering of scores to eliminate minority candidates in particular.
Representative Sharice Davids announced today that she will bring veteran and Purple Heart recipient Kyle Prellberg from Overland Park, Kansas as her guest to the State of the Union Address in Washington, DC on February 4.
Prellberg was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2012 but due to an error did not receive a Purple Heart. With the help of Rep. Davids’ office, Prellberg was able to receive his Purple Heart and was connected with the Veterans Community Project, which provided him with housing.
Rep. Sharice Davids on Tuesday announced her second annual “Valentines for Veterans” program to collect and distribute homemade Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Kansas’ 3rd District.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and to keep us safe,” Davids said. “I encourage everyone in the 3rd district to share their love and appreciation for our nation’s heroes by participating in our Valentine’s for Veterans program.”
Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the U.S. Air Strike that killed Qassem Soleimani:
"Qassem Soleimani committed atrocious crimes against American troops and innocent people. But his killing will only serve to further destabilize an already dangerous region and put more American and civilian lives at risk. The American people deserve to know that this Administration has a strategy for how to deal with the aftermath of this major escalation.”
Representative Sharice Davids is inviting residents of Kansas’ Third District to participate in her office’s “Holiday Cards for Heroes” program, a chance for community members to send holiday cards to active service members. Residents are encouraged to drop off cards at Davids’ Overland Park or Kansas City offices starting today through Monday, December 16.
Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Sharice Davids’ bill, the Successful Entrepreneurship for Reservists and Veterans Act, or SERV Act. This bipartisan legislation helps veteran business owners succeed by studying the barriers they face, including lack of access to credit. It also increases outreach and promotion of small business programs available to veterans.
This Veterans Day, Representative Sharice Davids will hold a breakfast to honor Kansas Third District Veterans on November 11 at Broadmoor Bistro in Overland Park, KS.
Rep. Sharice Davids today introduced the SERV Act, a bill to help Veteran-owned businesses succeed by studying the barriers these businesses face, including lack of access to capital and credit.
“Growing up with a parent in the army, I saw firsthand the challenges our service members face when transitioning to new jobs after time in the military. There are so many veterans in Kansas with the entrepreneurial skills it takes to run a small business, and we must do a better job at setting them up for success,” said Davids.
Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) is seeking a wounded or disabled veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her Overland Park district office as part of the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.