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Hi, I'm Congresswoman Nikema Williams and I proudly serve the people of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District, how can I help you today?

Issues

Protecting Voting Rights


I will always fight to expand the right to vote across our country and build on the legacy of my predecessor and mentor, civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. Georgians know their vote is their voice, but Georgians – especially in communities of color – are also no strangers to voter suppression tactics.  As a co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, I am committed to amplifying the voice of the people, breaking down barriers to voting, and ensuring the integrity of our elections. I am an original co-sponsor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and authored the Voters on the Move Registration Act of 2021.

Expanding Access to Health Care


I know from personal experience that our ability to access health care can change, and often save, our lives. I have been uninsured and chosen to not receive medical care after a dangerous car accident because the visit to the emergency department would have been too expensive. I struggled to pay for my mom’s treatment as she battled stage four cancer in the final years of her life.  Every American must have the right to visit a doctor when they need medical care, regardless of the size of their bank account. In Congress, I co-sponsored Medicare for All legislation and I am committed to the promise of universal, quality health care coverage. I will continue fighting to ensure people can access medical services from prenatal to mental health care. We must make sure health care is a right, not a privilege, for all the people.

Building Equitable Access to Education


All of us should have equitable access to high-quality education, no matter our ZIP code or bank account. For me, this is a value that is deeply ingrained. My Great Aunt Autherine Lucy paved the way for accessible education in this country as the first Black woman to attend the University of Alabama. I have also seen firsthand, as a former public school teacher, how integral education is to opening doors to opportunity. In Washington, I will always fight for the resources that our students and teachers need to succeed. Higher Education & Student Debt Relief 44.7 million Americans and counting remain burdened by student loan debt well after graduation–including me. Student debt creates a barrier to purchasing a home, starting a family, and creating the very life promised on the other side of a college education.  As I advocate for student debt cancellation for federal borrowers, I’m also fighting for policies to bring immediate relief to especially debt-burdened borrowers. This includes leading the Student Loan Credit Score Rehabilitation Act, which would ensure all negative credit reporting related to a previously defaulted student loan is removed from a borrower’s credit history once the borrower has completed student loan rehabilitation. 


The Latest

From My Office

Apr 20, 2024
Press
Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes for Critical Foreign Aid Package

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after voting for a critical foreign aid package. Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:  “American national security and our democratic allies in Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific are all under immediate threat, leaving innocent civilians at risk around the globe. Republicans understood the urgency of this […]


More News & Announcements


Apr 17, 2024
Press

ICYMI: Congresswoman Nikema Williams Leads Roundtable on Protecting Access to Contraception with Democratic Women’s Caucus and Pro-Choice Caucus

(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), Vice Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus led a roundtable on protecting access to contraception. The roundtable was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus, with Representative Judy Chu (CA-28), Pro-Choice Caucus Contraception, Family Planning, and Education Task Force […]



Apr 11, 2024
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Congresswoman Nikema Williams Reintroduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

(WASHINGTON) — Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced the Plain Prescription Prices Act, legislation that would require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drugs to include a statement of the drug’s list price. This change will empower consumers to hold drug manufacturers accountable if they spike prescription drug prices for profit. Congresswoman Williams introduced similar legislation […]



Apr 5, 2024
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Congresswoman Nikema Williams Delivers $1.6 Million Investment in Morehouse College Higher Education in Prisons Program  

(ATLANTA) – On 404 Day, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus delivered a $1.6 million federal investment in the Morehouse College Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership’s (AYCGL) Higher Education in Prisons Program.  The $1,636,000 is a Community Project Funding Grant Congresswoman Williams secured in March. The investment will be […]


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