Representative Sharice Davids has called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to investigate claims of fraudulent small business loans, including those happening in Johnson County.
KMBC reported this week on the $1.4 million in state and federal funding Rep. Sharice Davids helped secure for Lenexa business Dentec to manufacture personal protection equipment needed during the pandemic, such as face masks and N95 filters. The funding has allowed the company to open a new facility and hire 5 times the workers they started with.
As Kansas continues to experience extreme weather conditions, Representative Sharice Davids has urged President Joe Biden to support Governor Laura Kelly’s state of emergency however possible.
Lenexa business Dentec has received around $1.4 million in state and federal funding to manufacture personal protection equipment (PPE), thanks in part to funding secured by Representative Sharice Davids. They are now in the process of expanding to open a new plant that will allow them to produce even more supplies needed to fight COVID, such as masks and N95 filters.
Representative Sharice Davids has been named Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access. The new leadership role will allow Davids to support small businesses in Kansas and across the country through open access to loans, credit and capital, as well as through fair and meaningful tax relief.
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.
Today, Kansas City Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) made a friendly wager with Tampa Bay area Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Charlie Crist (FL13) on the outcome of Super Bowl LV.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice Chair Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation:
Rep. Sharice Davids has nominated 31 students from the Kansas Third District for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
Yesterday, Representative Sharice Davids toured a vaccination site in Wyandotte County, where she spoke with public health officials and health care workers about the need for increased vaccines in the region.
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A year after U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II was sworn in as Kansas City, Missouri’s first black mayor, he recalls waking up to news that four Los Angeles police officers were found not guilty of beating Rodney King. Much like then, Cleaver said the country has come face to face with the reality it’s been on the edge of racial conflict for the past 300 years.
Kansas’ Congressional members came together, virtually, Thursday night to talk about the coronavirus and the federal government’s response.
It was all part of FOX4’s Kansas Congressional Town Hall, hosted by anchor John Holt. You can rewatch the entire show in the video player above.
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids was one of just 14 Democrats to vote against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday evening, citing the bill’s slim chance in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Rep. Sharice Davids is proposing creation of a $100 million grant program to help small manufacturers ease shortages of protective medical gear and coronavirus testing supplies.
Lawmakers from the Kansas City region are calling on the Trump administration to release the names of companies benefiting from a program meant to provide emergency relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local business resource centers discussed how small and women-owned businesses are being impacted by COVID-19 during a question and answer session hosted by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids.
Rep. Sharice Davids is frustrated with the way small business relief has been slowed in Congress.
Davids is also disappointed in President Trump's lack of transparency when it comes to the allocation of resources. She's hopeful, though, that the bill being passed soon is a step in the right direction.
Rep. Sharice Davids criticized leadership of both parties Thursday for the standoff over additional funding for the program intended to enable small businesses to pay their workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hailee Bland-Walsh promised her employees three paychecks — one every two weeks — when she closed City Gym KC in Waldo on St. Patrick’s Day in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
She’s three weeks into that commitment, but with customers canceling memberships to her gym as they’ve lost jobs, Bland-Walsh is looking for other sources of capital to keep her business afloat.