There are over 700,000 veterans in North Carolina. It is our duty to provide support for those men and women who so bravely fought to protect Americans both home and abroad. This means making veterans a priority upon their return from overseas, and providing them, as well as their families, the tools needed to obtain an affordable education, well-paying jobs, and access to physical and mental health care.
With the unemployment rate for those who have served since 2001 still at a staggering 7.2%, Congresswoman Adams is committed to increasing resources for jobless veterans to bring this unacceptable number down.
In order to best provide health care to veterans, Congress must first increase access to doctors. By extending contracts to private physicians, wait times will be shortened and backlogs will decrease. There also needs to be a rigorous system of checks, balances and follow-ups to ensure not only that services for Veterans’ health care are up to par, but to make sure that the veterans received the care they deserve. The congresswoman is also committed to the maintenance of federal programs that ensure that veterans who have suffered from PTSD and other emotional trauma are provided with the resources they need to reconnect with their families, their children, and their communities.
Congresswoman Adams introduced the Veterans Benefits Network Act which would authorize the use of discretionary federal funding for public-private partnerships that better connect veterans to services and resources in their community.
For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact our office. Thank you.
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Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget for FY 2018.
“This budget proposal is awful. It’s the most conservative we’ve ever seen and it’s not reflective of our nation’s growing needs,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement after the House passage of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which funds the government until September 30, 2017:
“This is a clean bipartisan budget that’s good for the 12th District,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It ensures critical funding for education, research and development, and infrastructure and transportation, while protecting healthcare for millions of Americans.
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:
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 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.
Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump’s first week in office.
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.
FY2017 Continuing Resolution
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.