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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver and Congresswoman Davids to Hold Press Conference To Announce Local Support for Federal Workers

Jan 18, 2019
Press Release
Members will highlight local efforts to assist federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown

(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) and Congresswoman Sharice Davids, (D-KS) will hold a joint press conference Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the KCATA Kansas City headquarters to recognize public and private entities that are willing to work with federal employees and federal contract workers impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Congressman Cleaver’s and Congresswoman Davids’ offices have been contacting banks, credit unions, local utility companies, and municipal and county agencies to inquire about relief for those who have been furloughed or those not receiving their regular pay due to the shutdown. Joining Congressman Cleaver and Congresswoman Davids at the press conference will be various utility agencies and banking institutions, from Kansas and Missouri, who are providing assistance to workers by setting up repayment plans for certain utilities or providing low interest loans to federal employees impacted by the shutdown.

“When Congresswoman Sharice Davids approached me on the House floor about the federal workers in her area, I knew we were both feeling the same concerns and we both wanted to do something to help them. I am delighted to be standing with her today to offer some sort of relief as we continue working to end the shutdown,” said Congressman Cleaver.

“Kansas City area federal workers and contractors aren’t at fault for the shutdown mess and they shouldn’t be forced to deal with the consequences of Washington’s dysfunction. We need to get the government back up and running but as this situation goes on, I’m glad to be working with Congressman Cleaver to try to help people in our area who are furloughed or working without pay. We have asked local utility companies to consider payment plans and to not shut off services due to unpaid bills for local people being impacted by the shutdown,” said Congresswoman Davids.

When:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Who:    Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), Representatives from various agencies

Where: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) 1200 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

A high-resolution photo of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II can be found here.

A high- resolution photo of Congresswoman Sharice Davids can be found here.


Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or