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Representatives Alma S. Adams (D-NC-12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) today launched the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus’ mission is to highlight and address unique challenges that HBCUs face; and to make sure their needs are heard and recognized on Capitol Hill. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus is an official caucus approved by the Committee on House Administration in the 114th Congress. It is co-chaired by Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC-12) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1). Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) are the Vice Chairs of the caucus.
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced the opening of six new satellite offices throughout North Carolina’s 12th District. In addition to Congresswoman Adams’ two district offices in Charlotte and Greensboro, constituents from North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District can visit either one of the six satellite offices during the days and hours they are open. Congresswoman Adams’ staff will be available to assist constituents with casework and various other services during the times the satellite offices are open. The satellite offices will open in Concord, East Spencer, Lexington, Thomasville, Winston-Salem and Highpoint.
Congresswoman Adams Announces House Passage of Her NDAA Amendment Which Recommends Changes to DOD’s Handling Of Service Members With PTSDCongresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced House passage of her amendment to the FY 16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congresswoman Adams’ amendment recognizes the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on service members and their families. It also recommends changes to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) handling of services for members with PTSD. Congresswoman Adams’ amendment passed the House on May 15, 2015.
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced a hotline for veterans throughout North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. The hotline features a telephone number veterans can call to receive legislative updates as well as an email address veterans can contact to request casework assistance. The hotline will be operated by Congresswoman Adams’ staff who cover veterans issues.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement on the decision to not retry Randall Kerrick in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell:
“I am disappointed by the North Carolina Attorney General's decision to not retry the Randall Kerrick case and hope this decision will not lead to greater mistrust within our community.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement on the Randall Kerrick trial:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced a $11,470,826 federal grant for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The federal funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to replace and rehabilitate the airport’s taxiways and runways.
Thomasville, NC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) held several events in Thomasville on Tuesday, August 18th. Congresswoman Adams’ first visit was to Conrad farm, a family farm owned and operated by Marillyn and Arthur Lee Conrad who also run the Thomasville Farmers Market.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Julian Bond:
Congresswoman Alma Adams, along with Republican co-chair Rep. Bradley Byrne, launched the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus.
After a report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) named the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area number one in the nation for food hardship, Congresswoman Adams hosted a roundtable