Representatives Nikema Williams, Chrissy Houlahan to Lead New Democrat Coalition Task Force on Economic Growth

May 17, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced she is serving as Vice Chair of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC)’s Economic Growth and Fiscal Responsibility Task Force alongside Chair Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06). The goal of the task force is to advance policies that promote equitable economic growth and a sustainable fiscal path. In addition, with NDC Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10), the group will work to ensure Members know and understand economic data from federal policies. 

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) said: 

“Serving as Vice Chair of the New Dems Economic Growth and Fiscal Responsibility Task Force presents another opportunity to set economic policies that leave no one behind. We have a lot of work to do to ensure historically marginalized communities have access to every resource they need to achieve the American Dream. I look forward to working with Representative Houlahan to create more paths to economic opportunity for more people.” 

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) said:

“Prioritizing fiscal responsibility and equitable economic growth are two things we owe the American people. As we engage in difficult conversations on our country’s debt, there has never been a more important time for this task force to exist and I am honored to be its chair. I know Vice Chair Williams will be a great partner in this effort and I look forward to continuing our work.”  

The group plans to meet twice a quarter to propose fiscally responsible policy priorities, push for policies to close the wealth gap, promote entrepreneurial equity, and engage with the executive branch to ensure the U.S. is promoting a worker-focused and sustainable economy.  


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. Congresswoman Williams is also 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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