Emphasizing the importance of expanding Medicaid in Kansas, Representative Sharice Davids called for the inclusion of the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act in an upcoming health care package. The bill would reset the amount that the federal government matches states’ investment for Medicaid expansion, starting at 100 percent.
Funding that Johnson County received from the CARES Act, a federal relief package backed and voted for by Representative Sharice Davids, will help significantly increase the County’s COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and epidemiology division capacity, including more testing supplies.
Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced her support for the Justice in Policing Act, as well as a slate of police and criminal justice reform bills to help increase accountability in policing, protect public safety, and build trust between law enforcement and communities.
Representatives Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-5) are pushing to save Kansas City area jobs after news broke of potential layoffs for 1,000 workers at the National Benefits Center due to coronavirus-related revenue shortfalls. It would be among the largest mass layoffs in the Kansas City area.
Representatives Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Andy Kim (NJ-03) have introduced legislation requiring the release of a list of businesses that have received emergency small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), helping to ensure there is transparency and oversight of this critical program. Davids and Kim are both members of the House Small Business Committee.
Representative Sharice Davids issued her support for the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, introduced earlier today. The legislation would help the Kansas Third undertake transformative infrastructure projects that are smarter, safer and made to last.
Today, Congresswomen Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), the first two Native American women to serve in Congress, released the following statement in solidarity with the Black community:
Representative Sharice Davids voted today to pass a critical, bipartisan bill to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make it more accessible and usable to the Kansas small businesses that need it the most.
Representative Sharice Davids called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put consumers first and ensure that airlines are issuing full refunds for cancelled flights, as is required under federal law. Davids is the vice-chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, under the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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There is new evidence about rising drug costs in the Kansas City metro area.
A Congressional report found that Medicare clients in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas paid $16 million for their insulin in 2016.
And it's probably more than that now.
Jessica Brown's 11-year-old son has been on insulin for most of his life.
A weekend of violence in Kansas City and mass shootings across the country left Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II with heartache he’s felt many times before, he said at an event in Midtown Wednesday night.
“And painfully, I know that it’s going to happen again,” Cleaver said, “and it will continue until there is a revolution in the way we do politics in our country.”
Following shootings in El Paso and Dayton this weekend that killed 29 and left dozens more injured, first-term Rep. Sharice Davids issued a call for the U.S. Senate to reconvene to take up gun safety legislation.
It was hot, the room was crowded with cameras and a long line of people waited with requests for Rep. Sharice Davids, the Kansas Democrat, who was busy working, head down.
It may sound like Washington, but no.
Rep. Davids advocates for Kansas City-area infrastructure needs, brings House Transportation and Infrastructure Leadership to Kansas Third District. Rep. Sharice Davids advocated for Kansas City-area infrastructure needs during a Third District visit from Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rep.
When Sharice Davids defeated the four-term incumbent representative of Kansas’ 3rd District in 2018, she made history twice in one night.
“I feel like it’s still a surreal thing to think about,” Davids said. “What it was like to find out that I won and have us literally jumping up and down and screaming.”
GARDNER, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District Representative wants to help the state’s military veterans get jobs, education and healthcare.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to move hundreds of federal research jobs out of the Washington area— possibly to Kansas City— has triggered a backlash from scientists and other agriculture stakeholders.
House votes on rules to begin debate on legislation are typically party-line tests. But when nine Democrats voted Tuesday against the rule for an immigration bill, it was a high-water mark for Democratic defections this year.
Still, Democrats are more unified on such votes than the House majority party has been in all but two years of the last decade.
After the U.S. House passed a landmark LGBTQ rights bill last week, Rep. Sharice Davids turned to fellow Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland and asked her to pass along a message to her daughter.
The New Mexico Democrat’s daughter is LGBTQ.