Briefly Noted: Lenexa manufacturer, Rep. Davids support SUPPLIES Act to help Kansas companies get aid

September 1, 2021
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Lenexa manufacturer, Rep. Davids support SUPPLIES Act to help Kansas companies get aid

 

Lenexa small manufacturer Dentec CEO Claudio Dente and Rep. Sharice Davids recently advocated for the SUPPLIES Act, a proposed bill that could help small businesses in Kansas tap into financing to produce medical supplies.

 

Davids, who is chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, introduced the legislation after hearing the story of Dentec Safety Specialists, a Lenexa-based manufacturer, and helped them secure federal funding to pivot their business and ramp up production of masks during the pandemic.

 

Now, Davids is calling on Congressional leaders to include similar policies in the budget package as a way to help fill production gaps and strengthen domestic supply chains.