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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Jobs and the Economy

Good jobs and a strong economy are critically important to the 12th District and to Congresswoman Adams’ work. She recognizes that small businesses and the middle class are the backbone of our economy—and they remain her primary focus.

Job creation and job training have always been priorities of Congresswoman Adams. As a member of the Education and the Workforce and the Small Business Committees, she will ensure that the 12th District feels the effects of the Nation’s economic recovery. She has cosponsored measures that promote U.S. jobs through our manufacturing industry, particular those that export goods.

Congresswoman Adams supports a simple and fair tax system that eliminates tax loopholes while cutting taxes for middle class Americans. Providing tax credits for working parents and increasing education tax credits will alleviate much of the burden faced by families. She has also supported measures to raise the minimum wage to a sustainable level because she understands that when people succeed in making a decent wage, the economy grows.

Congresswoman Adams strongly opposes any unfair trade deals that give high paying jobs manufacturing jobs to foreign countries while American families are struggling.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Jobs and the Economy, please contact our office. Thank you.

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More on Jobs and the Economy

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) was elected by her Democratic peers on the House Small Business Committee to serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the committee.

Feb 7, 2017 Page

Friends,

I am deeply troubled by the questionable actions of the Charlotte School of Law. I know that the situation surrounding this institution has created academic uncertainty and financial instability for students and job loss here in Charlotte.  Throughout this ordeal, my office has been in regular communication with the school, the Department of Education and the American Bar Association.

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 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the below statement following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the U.S. Senate. The NDAA included the Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Act of 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Adams. The NDAA will soon be signed into law by President Obama.

“I am proud to announce the passage of the Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Act of 2016 which will be my second bill signed into law” 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.

FUNDING LEVEL
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.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the subsequent statement following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA included the Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Act of 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Adams.

Nov 28, 2016 Press Release

Charlotte, NC--Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement today regarding the emergency injunction of the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule. 

"I was disappointed to learn that yesterday a Texas judge placed an emergency injunction on the federal overtime rule set to take effect on December 1, 2016" said Congresswoman Adams

"This delay causes confusion for businesses and employees and denies hard working Americans the overtime pay they should earn for working more than forty hours a week. 

Nov 16, 2016 Press Release

Greensboro, NC—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) made the following statement regarding the grand opening of the Renaissance Community Co-op.

“Today’s grand opening speaks to the strength and the resolve of the Northeast Community and our entire City” said Congresswoman Adams. “Together, we have labored through the years to make the Renaissance Community Co-Op a reality.