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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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.
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:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
“Today we honor the men and women who have served and those who continue to serve at home and abroad. We must also recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight to keep us safe.
Greensboro, NC – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), a member of the House Small Business Committee, today announced the introduction of new legislation aimed at helping more veterans become small business owners. The Veteran’s Small Business Tax Credit Act of 2015 would provide a tax credit of up to $12,000 for veteran-owned businesses during their first two years of operation.
Washington, D.C. – 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, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:
“Millions of brave men and women in America have served our country with honor and distinction. On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nation. As the daughter, granddaughter, niece and sister of veterans, I understand the selfless sacrifices that veterans and their families make.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman 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.