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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In the first bill she’s supporting since being sworn in for a second term, Representative Sharice Davids today announced she will once again co-sponsor the For the People Act (H.R. 1). The sweeping package of reforms would make government work for Kansans by rolling back the dominance of big money in politics, protecting and strengthening voting rights, and fighting corruption in Washington.
Representative Sharice Davids today voted to pass a coronavirus relief package after months of calling on congressional leaders to reach a bipartisan deal that would get aid to Kansas families, workers, small businesses and health care centers. The package passed the House along with an omnibus spending bill that included several other legislative priorities championed by Davids, including addressing surprise medical billing and flood prevention.
Representative Sharice Davids helped Overland Park-based company Danolyte Global receive approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their disinfectant to fight against COVID-19. Davids visited Danolyte’s offices today to see their production first-hand. [See attached photo.]
Representative Sharice Davids announced today that her office has returned more than $1 million to Kansas Third District constituents, and has helped over 1,000 Kansans resolve issues ranging from stalled tax refunds to backlogged Veterans’ benefits and more.
Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the appointment of Acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee created in the CARES Act:
Representative Sharice Davids marked her first year in office serving the people of Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District with a focus on widespread community engagement, quality constituent services, and bipartisan legislating.
Representative Sharice Davids voted today to pass the SHIELD Act (H.R. 4617), a set of common-sense, bipartisan solutions to counter foreign interference in U.S. elections and strengthen our democracy.
Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced she is launching a series of community conversations across Kansas’ Third Congressional District. These conversations will offer constituents the opportunity to hear directly from Davids on the issues that matter most to them and their community.
Davids will host her first community conversation this Saturday, October 26, in Kansas City, Kansas, moderated by former KCK Mayor Carol Marinovich.
Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) led a group of her House freshman colleagues in urging Committee Chairs to recommit to fiscal responsibility and abide by Congressional Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) budget rules, which ensure that any legislation that may increase the federal deficit is offset by spending cuts or revenue increase.
Representatives Ben McAdams (UT-04), Colin Allred (TX-32), Cindy Axne (IA-03), Ed Case (HI-01), Joe Cunningham (SC-01), Kendra Horn (OK-05), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) all co-signed the letter.