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Aug 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s “Friday Night Massacre” at the United States Postal Service (USPS), Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) and Congressman Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04) are calling on him to resign or be removed immediately.

Aug 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) spent the past week fighting to preserve and protect the United States Postal Service, an essential service established by the Constitution of the United States.

Aug 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), in an op-ed piece exclusive to Queen City Nerve, urged the U.S. Senate to pass the HEROES Act as well as paid family and sick leave for all Americans.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12)Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04), Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11) led 127 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. 

Jul 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An amendment introduced by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) to prohibit law enforcement from using federal funds to acquire chemical agents for domestic riot control was adopted today and is now a part of H.R. 7617, an appropriations bill commonly known as a "Minibus."

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New legislation introduced by House Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Alma Adams (NC-12), House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), and their fellow subcommittee members would allow states to extend administrative flexibilities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , authorized by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened more than 100 organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for a virtual stakeholder summit.

Jul 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives Thursday morning in honor of the late Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020).

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Alma Adams (NC-12) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) Wednesday sent a letter to the new Postmaster General (PMG) Louis DeJoy blasting his suggested changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) that could dramatically degrade service across the country.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) on Wednesday announced a $10.5 Million grant for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to maintain transit services as well as pay for administrative leave for transit personnel during the COVID-19 emergency. The grant is 100% federal funds with no local match required.