Davids Named Vice Chair of House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

January 27, 2021
Press Release
Leadership Role Will Allow Davids to Help Shape Infrastructure Policy for Kansas, U.S.

Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) has been named Vice Chair of the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The new leadership role will allow Davids to help shape infrastructure policy in Kansas and across the country that will create jobs, improve public safety, tackle the climate crisis, and build our economy back better.

 

“It’s a privilege to serve as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Vice Chair Davids. “During this moment of crisis, we have the opportunity to make meaningful, long-lasting investments in our infrastructure – ones that create millions of good-paying jobs, reduce carbon emissions to tackle the urgent climate crisis, and build our economy back better than before. I look forward to working with my Committee colleagues and the Biden Administration to finally pass an infrastructure package that meets the scope of the challenges we face and can put us on the path to economic recovery.”

 

President Biden has made infrastructure a priority for his Administration and is expected to work closely with Congress to pass an infrastructure package as part of his “Build Back Better” plan.

 

“Congratulations to Representative Davids on being elected Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio. “Over the past two years, I have witnessed firsthand how Representative Davids’ leadership and dedication has consistently produced results for the people of Kansas and our Nation, and I look forward to working closely with her in her new role as our Committee strives to Build Back Better and pass transformational infrastructure legislation for the American people.”

 

Davids has been a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since she took office in 2019 and served as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation. Before getting elected to Congress, Davids worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a White House Fellow.