Congresswoman Nikema Williams Expands Child Tax Credit for 16 Million Children
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement on voting for the tax framework:
“I voted yes on the tax framework on behalf of the parents of 16 million children nationwide and 50,000 kids right here in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District who will benefit from the expanded Child Tax Credit. This is a far cry from the 61 million children who benefited when Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan and cut the child poverty rate in half but I refuse to leave any help on the table. This tax framework represents real progress for families, but because Republicans refused to support key provisions, it can only be considered a first step. I won’t stop fighting for permanent, fully expanded credits so that no child lives in poverty.”
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.