Press Releases

March 29, 2021 Press Release
Federal and Kansas Tax Day extended to May 17th to offer Taxpayers an Extra Month to File

Both the Federal and Kansas Tax deadlines have been extended to 11:59 PM on May 17th, giving Kansas residents an extra month to file their 2020 Income Taxes. The extension seeks to help taxpayers as they navigate the unusual circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 23, 2021 Press Release
American Rescue Plan Lowers Health Care Costs and Incentivizes Medicaid Expansion

On the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Representative Sharice Davids highlighted key improvements the American Rescue Plan makes to the landmark legislation. The American Rescue Plan builds on the ACA’s critical benefits by lowering health care costs, expanding coverage, and incentivizing states like Kansas to expand Medicaid. 


March 18, 2021 Press Release
Bill Contains Strong Measures Secured by Davids to Protect Native Women

Representative Sharice Davids voted yesterday to pass H.R. 1620, a bipartisan, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. The critical reauthorization will safeguard and further strengthen the life-saving protections in the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 for women in Kansas and across the country.


March 17, 2021 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids has been appointed to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), a bicameral Congressional Committee responsible for reviewing economic conditions and recommending improvements in economic policy.


March 16, 2021 Press Release

One week after Representative Sharice Davids introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the deadline for small businesses to repay COVID-19 disaster loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced they will extend the deadline until 2022. 


March 16, 2021 Press Release
Investment would help Kansas administer unemployment insurance

Representative Sharice Davids announced her support for the Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act, critical legislation that would invest in the technology needed to modernize Unemployment Insurance Systems in states across the country, including Kansas.

March 15, 2021 Press Release
Bill develops an interagency working group to advance aviation innovation

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Vice Chair Sharice Davids has introduced the “Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act’’ with Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) to promote innovation and growth in American aviation.


March 15, 2021 Press Release
USCIS jobs restored, protecting jobs and continuity of operations

Today, United States Representatives Sharice Davids (D-KS), Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), and Sam Graves (R-MO), along with Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), applauded the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) announcement that it would restore 500 positions that had been eliminated due to financial constraints and the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 11, 2021 Press Release
Bills would Expand Background Checks, Address Loopholes on Firearm Purchases

Representative Sharice Davids applauded House passage of two critical bills, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, to prevent gun violence in our communities and help save lives. 

March 10, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan State and Local Leaders Issue Support for Transformational Relief Package

Today, Representative Sharice Davids voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, an urgently needed package that will combat the coronavirus and economic crisis and get relief to Kansans. The bill, which the Senate passed last week with minor changes, will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature.