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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Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced that NeighborWorks America awarded $146,557 to Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC) to provide counseling for households in the Third District of Kansas who are facing housing instability. CHWC offers free and low-cost housing counseling, financial education, and purchase assistance for families.
Yesterday, the House Small Business Committee passed their portion of the budget reconciliation package, containing several provisions to support small manufacturers that Representative Sharice Davids pushed to include.
KANSAS CITY, KS – Today, Representative Sharice Davids held a press conference on a new federal strategy to expand Medicaid in states like Kansas, where state legislatures have repeatedly blocked it. Davids called for the upcoming budget reconciliation package to both continue current expansion incentives and include a federal plan to expand Medicaid coverage.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, marks Native Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day it takes Native women in America to earn what non-Hispanic white men finished making on December 31 of last year. We’re marking this day on September 8 because it takes nine months longer for Native women to earn the same wage that men do.
By Allison Winter
Democratic lawmakers are pushing federal agencies to provide support for survivors of and communities affected by American Indian boarding school policies, the decades-long practice of forcibly sending American Indian children to faraway boarding schools that rejected their tribal cultures.
Representative Sharice Davids, Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, joined Co-Chair and member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), to introduce the Frank Harrison, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and Miguel Trujillo Native American Voting Rights Act of 2021 (NAVRA).
As the second monthly payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit starts to hit bank accounts, Representative Sharice Davids announced new data on the impact this money is having on Kansas families. Davids is the only member of the Kansas delegation who voted for this tax cut, which was expanded and improved through the American Rescue Plan to put more money back in the pockets of more families.
MERRIAM, KS – Today, Representative Sharice Davids joined local officials to tour Upper Turkey Creek and celebrate the advancement of Davids’ request for federal funding of the Upper Turkey Creek levee project. On Thursday, the U.S. House passed legislation directing $500,000 to the project, which would eventually lead to the removal of Downtown Merriam from the FEMA-designated floodplain.
The U.S. House recently approved $15 million for projects sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids in the 3rd District.
The projects include $1 million for the University of Kansas Cancer Center, to purchase imaging equipment; $500,000 to start the Upper Turkey Creek Levee project in Merriam; and $1.9 million to purchase equipment for the Automation Engineering Technology Program at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced that the U.S. House passed appropriations bills containing more than $15 million for Davids-sponsored community projects in the Third District of Kansas. The projects include $1 million for The University of Kansas Cancer Center to purchase cutting-edge imaging equipment, $500,000 to kickstart the Upper Turkey Creek Levee project in downtown Merriam, and more.