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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


Energy and Environment

North Carolina’s landscape and environment are the heart of the state’s character. We all have a responsibility to be responsible stewards of our environment. North Carolina has seen first-hand that the health of the environment directly relates to the health of its citizens and economy. The preservation and restoration of the state’s natural landscapes ensures a clean, healthy environment for generations to come.

There is no denying that Climate Change and the rise in global temperatures results in extreme ecological changes. As a member of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, Congresswoman Adams is pushing for strong and proactive environmental policies that combat climate change, curb pollution, invest in renewable energy, and promote sustainable development solutions. She believes it’s time to start investing in more renewable energy sources and develop new green technologies. Investing in energy and the environment is effectively investing in the economy. 

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Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump’s first week in office.

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) made the following statement after a week of highly partisan attacks led by radical Republicans to begin the 115th Congress. 

“I am appalled by the behavior of extremist Congressional Republicans who would rather push an ideological agenda than tackle the issues facing our nation” said Congresswoman Adams.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2017 Continuing Resolution:

“Today I voted for a short-term continuing resolution that will fund our nation’s government until April 28, 2017” said Congresswoman Adams. “I am disappointed this Republican led Congress has once again failed the American people by not putting forth a long term budget, but there was too much at stake not to support this measure. 

Dec 8, 2016 Editorial

FY2017 Continuing Resolution
December 2016

Highlights and Key Points


The Continuing Resolution will maintain government funding at its current spend rate through April 28, 2017.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores a Continuing Resolution slightly above the Budget Control Act sequester cap for FY2017.  The CR addresses the matter with an across-the-board cut of 0.19% for all accounts, defense and non-defense.

Oct 27, 2016 Press Release

Charlotte, NC— Congresswoman Alma Adams welcomed Congressman David Price, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, to Charlotte for a tour of the Charlotte Area Transit System. Congresswoman Adams and Congressman Price discussed funding and opportunities for continued transportation growth with city officials.

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY-17) introduced the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act.

The Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act will prohibit interstate shipment of leghold and Conibear traps.  This legislation will not supersede a state’s policies and regulations on trapping; it does however ensure that these two dangerous traps do not cross state lines.  

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Adams: “It took a disastrous spill of coal ash into the Dan River to make it clear that we were not doing a good enough job to protect our communities and waterways. Look at the children and families in Flint who will never be same because we failed to protect their basic human right of access to clean water.”


Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement after House passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill which funds the government until September 30, 2016:

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today introduced an amendment to H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. The amendment to H.R. 1734 is up for a vote today on the House floor. 

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House today passed H.R. 1734, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1734 that would have required regular water-well testing as well as the creation of a public website containing up-to-date water quality information. The amendment also required the owner or operator of coal ash ponds to provide access to another source of drinking water within 24 hours, if water is found to be contaminated.