Davids named Chair of Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access

February 4, 2021
Press Release

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.

“I’m honored and excited to serve as Chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access,” said Davids. “During a time when so many small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, we must ensure our businesses have the support and resources needed not just to get by, but to come out stronger on the other end of this crisis. I’m proud to be a voice for Kansas small businesses in Washington, and I’m looking forward to continuing to fight for Main Street as Chair of this subcommittee.”

During this pandemic, Davids has focused her work in the Small Business Committee on ensuring that small businesses have the resources they need to pay their workers and keep their doors open. She has also worked to ensure that relief funds are going to the businesses that need it most, not large, well-connected corporations.

Recently Davids re-introduced her bill, the SUPPLIES Act, which would help small and medium sized businesses manufacture the supplies needed to fight COVID by providing federal grants. The legislation includes strong Made in America provisions and would help prevent price-gouging of these lifesaving materials.

“I’ve heard from small business owners across the Kansas Third about the need for further relief during this crisis, as well as the need to ensure that relief programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program are going to small businesses who need it most, not just the well-connected,” continued Davids. “I’ll keep pushing for more aid for our small businesses, so they can keep paying their workers and keep contributing to our economy. One way we can do that is by passing my bill, the SUPPLIES Act, which would activate our small and medium businesses to help produce life-saving supplies needed to fight COVID.”

The Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access evaluates the operation of the financial markets in the United States and their ability to provide needed capital to small businesses. In addition, the subcommittee reviews federal programs aimed at assisting entrepreneurs in obtaining needed capital, such as the SBA disaster loan program.

Davids also serves on the Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, as well as the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.