Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement After Rejecting Inadequate Republican Funding Package

Nov 02, 2023
Press

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations issued the following statement after voting no on House Republicans’ proposed supplemental funding package.

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said:

“We have an obligation to stand up for all humanity—including the safety of the American, Israeli and Palestinian civilians who urgently need aid. Instead, Republicans are playing political games and made the unconscionable decision to eliminate all humanitarian aid from President Biden’s funding request. I voted against this bill because it fails to meet the urgency of the humanitarian crisis in Israel and Gaza. I am relieved that President Biden announced he would veto this cruel, misguided bill that makes all civilians: Israeli, Palestinian, and American, less safe. I look forward to the House passing a comprehensive funding package that will meet our humanitarian obligations.”

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

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.

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