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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

Jul 22, 2024
Press
Congresswoman Nikema Williams Passes Investments in Fifth District Water Infrastructure 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024, legislation that will authorize crucial investments in America’s water infrastructure. Each Congress must reauthorize WRDA legislation. Included in this year’s WRDA are three provisions championed by Congresswoman Williams:  Congresswoman Williams (GA-05) said:  “Reliable water infrastructure is […]


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Jul 9, 2024
Press

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Announces $25 Million for South DeKalb Transit Hub

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced that the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Agency (MARTA) will be awarded a $25 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus and Bus Facilities Program. The funds will support completion of a 2,500 square foot transit hub to be built adjacent to The Gallery at South […]



Jun 27, 2024
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Congresswoman Nikema Williams Reintroduces Legislation to Promote Safe Gun Storage

WASHINGTON –Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced the Storing All Firearms Effectively and Safely (SAFES) Act, legislation that creates a 90 percent refundable tax credit up to $500 for individuals or $1000 for couples to purchase a gun safe to safely store their firearms. Co-leading introduction of the bill with Congresswoman Williams are Representatives Gabe […]



Jun 14, 2024
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Congresswoman Nikema Williams Addresses Republican Games in the National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after voting no on the FY 2025 National Defense Authorization Act:  Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:  “Another day, another political game by Republicans in Congress, this time it’s an attack on the freedoms of the men and women in our armed services. Republicans used […]


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