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March 29, 2021 Press Release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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In The News

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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