Thursday, May 16, 2019
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Updates Voters
Special thanks to BAD-ASS TKC READERS who sent this note from the rookie Johnson County Kansas politico for public discussion rather than supporter social media accolades. Take a look:
Update From Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids
During our first town hall in Olathe I answered questions on everything from health care to infrastructure. Listening to you and staying in touch is so important.
The first bill I supported after being sworn in was H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This bill goes after big money in our politics, fights corruption, and protects and expands the right to vote. The whole point of this bill is to ensure that public servants actually serve the public.
I'm also supporting the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act. This bill stops politicians from sabotaging our health care system, lowers premiums for families, and goes after junk insurance plans that weaken protections for people with preexisting conditions. I’m also supporting the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act to encourage Kansas to expand Medicaid and ensure thousands more of our neighbors get access to quality and affordable health care.
Additionally, I voted for a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. This strengthens the landmark law that has helped numerous survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
(Honored to preside over the House floor proceedings of the Violence Against Women Act and help ensure its passage.)
Back at home, we kicked off a new Transportation & Infrastructure Tour. We visited four different projects throughout our community. It was beneficial to see first-hand the work that’s being done and to learn more about these vital local projects.
As a new member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I’m looking forward to sharing what we learned with my colleagues. Infrastructure is crucial to our economic growth and helping everyone get ahead.
(The second stop on our tour was the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility. This is the largest project the county has ever undertaken. When completed, it will process 19 million gallons a day and over 35 years will save the county nearly a quarter billion dollars.)
We also recently held a roundtable talk on the cost of prescription drugs. It was helpful to hear from so many community members on this issue including patients, parents, and providers about how they're all impacted by this issue in different ways.
After our conversation, I chose to support two bills to help lower drug costs. The CREATES Act lowers costs by bringing more generic drugs to market faster. The Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act ensures greater price transparency for drugs covered by select Medicare plans . . .
It's an honor represent our community. Please click here to take my quick survey to bring your voice to Washington.
All my best,
Member of Congress
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