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U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids continues to push the Small Business Administration for answers on local fraud victims, most recently by speaking with SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman about it Wednesday morning, according to a press release.
Johnson County Community College is receiving $21.1 million in emergency funding under the federal American Rescue Plan.
Rep. Sharice Davids, a one-time JCCC student who represents Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, announced the emergency funding last week.
Kansas Representative Sharice Davids focused on victims of fraud and securing resources for Kansas during a hearing with SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman on Wednesday.
Violence against women is not a new phenomenon. Women across the globe are subject to different forms of violence daily. In the United States alone, more than 77% of women had experienced verbal sexual harassment while at least 51% had been sexually touched without their permission, a report following the #MeToo movement found.
Families could benefit from the expansion of the Child Tax Credit. As Davids pointed out, there's a $3,600 credit for each child under 6 and $3,000 credit for children aged 6 to 17. To begin receiving the monthly payments, eligible families must file their taxes by the May 17 deadline.
Davids, whose district includes the Kansas City metropolitan area, is the only Democratic member of Kansas’ congressional delegation. The Kansas Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee desperately want to change that.
It’s been a little more than 100 days since the five Indigenous members were sworn into the 117th Congress. A lot has happened since then.
Local lawmakers are raising awareness about eligibility for the new child tax credit and encouraging taxpayers to file on time so they can receive their payments.
The American Rescue Plan, which lawmakers passed in March, boosted the maximum child tax credit, expanded eligibility and implemented advance monthly payments for qualifying families.
Right before Crystal Henry and her husband were about to have their second child last year, both of their cars died and a tree fell on their garage. Their pandemic relief checks became a safety net amid the unexpected expenses.
Federal funds are available to help restaurants rebuild and recover from losses experienced in the pandemic.
The funds are through the U.S. Small Business Administration. They are part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress.