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Rep. Nikema Williams

Representative for Georgia’s 5th District

pronounced nuh-KEE-ma // WIL-yumz

Williams is the representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Williams is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 44 years old.

Photo of Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA5]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Williams.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Williams is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Williams has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Nikema Williams sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Williams was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Williams sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) International Affairs (11%) Water Resources Development (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Williams recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Williams voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Williams voted Nay

Williams voted Yea

Williams voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

Williams voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Williams missed 1 of 1,164 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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