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.
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More on Jobs and the Economy
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement after the White House released the outline of President Trump’s tax plan.
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) visited ImaninOn Library in Charlotte in celebration of National Library Week. She joined students in participating in STEM 101: Sphero Ball which allows children ages 12-18 to take part in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles.
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted a transportation roundtable with transportation stakeholders from Mecklenburg County.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) announced the introduction of the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017.
“In Mecklenburg County alone, over 158,000 people participate in the SNAP program and, too often, SNAP benefits are just not enough for those who struggle to put food on the table,” said Congresswoman Adams. “The Closing the Meal Gap Act will strengthen the SNAP program for families, adults looking for work, seniors and the disabled.”
Specifically The Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017 would:
Washington, D.C. – On Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), a member of the Joint Economic Committee, called for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation she cosponsored that would help close the gaps in pay for women and men working the same jobs.
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted the second annual Women’s Symposium and Networking Fair in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force released their report.
“This report is a step in the right direction. It defines the issues that have plagued our communities for some time,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It’s time to stop talking and start working. We have to come together to tackle these challenges and to ensure equal opportunity for all. I remain committed to helping move our county forward as one Mecklenburg.”
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the executive board of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump in the White House.
“President Trump has repeatedly tried to win the support of African Americans by asking ‘what do you have to lose?’. Today, the CBC answered that question- we stand to lose a lot. This is a crucial time for our communities and this President’s policies are causing more people to struggle,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget.
“This so called ‘America first’ budget is anything but that. It turns its back on hard working Americans and puts our nation on a path backwards,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress.