Read our 2022 Report Card for Williams.
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.
Nikema Williams sits on the following committees:
Williams was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5577 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the “John R. Lewis Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 6244 (117th): Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act
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).
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:
- H.Res. 150: Honoring the life and legacy of John Robert Lewis and commending John Robert …
- H.R. 1150: John Lewis Civil Rights Fellowship Act of 2023
- H.Con.Res. 19: Prohibiting President Donald Trump and certain other individuals who attempted to undermine and …
- H.Res. 131: Expressing support for the designation of February 16, 2023, as “International Black Aviation …
- H.R. 973: Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 827: Home Internet Accessibility Act
- H.R. 737: Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. National Historic Site Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Sen. Williams for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills