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March 3, 2021 In The News

The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday evening that would massively expand mail voting, enable same-day registration for federal elections and ban partisan gerrymandering among other major election reforms.

February 24, 2021 In The News

Representative Sharice Davids and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall want a federal commission to hurry up and approve Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s emergency request.

 

February 9, 2021 In The News

A maternal death is a tragedy. A preventable maternal death is an outrage. The prevalence of maternal deaths in the United States—and the unacceptable racial and ethnic disparities in mortality rates—is a public health crisis that demands urgent action.

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February 8, 2021 In The News

Dentec Safety Specialists, a Lenexa manufacturer, has received $1.4 million in state and federal funding to allow them to manufacture personal protective equipment for COVID-19.

February 3, 2021 In The News

Kansas City area Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids savored California chocolate last year after the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl.

This year, they’re hoping for Cuban sandwiches.

January 28, 2021 In The News

Wyandotte County is confident it can vaccinate thousands over the next few weeks. Of course, it all depends upon supply.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids said that a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine is holding up progress on fighting the virus.

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January 28, 2021 In The News

Wyandotte County continues to vaccinate hundreds of people a day. But short supply and money to keep clinics going is a real challenge.

Dr. Marthel Parsons and her husband, 67-year-old Kansas State Rep. Louis Ruiz, are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine, hoping to set an example for the Latinx community.

“That was quick,” Ruiz said after being vaccinated.

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January 27, 2021 In The News

A freshly launched partnership between KC Tech Council and Apprenti — designed to cultivate tech skills and offer first-hand experience for apprentices — is a solid fit for Kansas City’s talent needs, two members of the metro’s U.S. congressional delegation agreed.

January 27, 2021 In The News

Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas announced Wednesday that she has been named vice chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

“As someone who used to work at the Department of Transportation and as a self-proclaimed ‘infrastructure nerd,’ it’s an immense honor to be named vice chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure,” Davids said.

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