Rep. Sharice Davids Named Vice Chair of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
January 29, 2021
WASHINGTON - Rep. 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 Indian Country that will create jobs, improve public safety, tackle the climate crisis, and build the American economy.
"It's a privilege to serve as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee," Davids said in a statement. "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."
Davids, along with Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01), were the first two Native American women ever elected to Congress in 2018.