Congresswoman Nikema Williams Votes to Defend the Ukrainian People and Help Rebuild Ukraine

Apr 29, 2022
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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) ensured prompt delivery of security aid for the people of Ukraine by voting to pass The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act. The legislation now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Williams also joined her House colleagues to pass The Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act. This bill urges the President to seize sanctioned assets acquired by Russian oligarchs through corruption or through supporting Putin, and then to use the funds from those assets for aid, security assistance, or reconstruction of Ukraine. 

Congresswoman Williams said: 

“This week, my House colleagues and I reaffirmed our commitment to support the people of Ukraine and the preservation of Ukraine’s democracy. These two bills will help defend Ukraine from Putin’s barbaric war and provide vital humanitarian aid. Congress and President Biden must continue to lead the world in delivering desperately-needed resources in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.” 

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.

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