Making Government Work for Kansans
Kansans deserve a government that works for them. When I was elected to Congress, I made a commitment to help clean up Washington and make sure our government actually serves the people. That’s why my priority is to be accessible to every person and every corner of our district.
- Bringing Kansas Voices to Washington: We’ve opened offices in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties and regularly hold public events to listen and connect people with help. And as of December 2020, we’ve replied to more than 100,000 constituents who have contacted us on everything from health care to education.
- Cleaning Up Washington: The first bill I supported was the For the People Act, a sweeping package of reforms that will put the American people back in charge of our democracy by ending the dominance of big money in politics, expanding and protecting the right to vote, and strengthening ethics laws for members of Congress.
- Protecting and Expanding the Right to Vote: I introduced legislation that would allow people to petition the Department of Justice to investigate voting complaints, helping to ensure that eligible voters are able to seek justice if they have been denied from the ballot box.
- Working for Kansas, not party: Kansans are pragmatic and expect their leaders to work together whenever possible to deliver results. That's why as of November 2020, more than 70% of the bills I’ve supported are bipartisan.
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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:
The bipartisan Congressional Native American Caucus recently established its leadership for the 117th Congress with Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) serving as Co-Chairs. As part of its mission to encourage dialogue about issues affecting Native Americans, the caucus regularly convenes briefings, considers the impact of legislation on tribal nations and provides a forum for members on both sides of the aisle to exchange information, ideas and research.
Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced that two Community Health Centers in the Kansas Third will receive a total of over $6.4 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccine, testing, and treatment operations for vulnerable populations.
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.
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.
Today, United States Representatives Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced over $90.9 million in American Rescue Plan funding will go toward supporting transit projects in the Greater Kansas City Area. The funding includes a $24.7 million Capital Investment Grant for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project, which ensures the project is now fully funded.
Watch Clip: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Kansas Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids spoke Monday on Instagram Live about ways to ensure equity within the transportation sector.
Create innovative care models that pay for quality and promote the equitable delivery of care:
Despite a recent surge in the elections of female politicians nationwide, social barriers that prevent women from becoming involved with politics remain pervasive, panelists said at a March 22 event featuring prominent women in government.
On the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Representative Sharice Davids highlighted key improvements the American Rescue Plan makes to the landmark legislation. The American Rescue Plan builds on the ACA’s critical benefits by lowering health care costs, expanding coverage, and incentivizing states like Kansas to expand Medicaid.