Congresswoman Nikema Williams’ Statement on Avoiding Extreme MAGA Republicans’ Shutdown of the Federal Government

Sep 30, 2023
Press

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after avoiding an Extreme MAGA Republican shutdown of the federal government. 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“Extreme MAGA Republicans’ infighting brought us to the brink of a government shutdown and they’re not done yet. They’re still marching toward a series of cruel, out-of-touch funding bills that would slash Social Security, criminalize abortion, and gut public education. House Democrats won’t let that happen. 

“Passing legislation to keep the government open is one of the most fundamental jobs of Congress. That’s why I voted yes: to keep the federal government open for the American people and prevent food from being taken out of the mouths of women and children. It didn’t have to be this way. Republicans knew this day was coming. It took House Democrats to once again step up on behalf of the American people. House Democrats stood united all along, and will continue putting people over politics.”

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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