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North Carolina’s landscape and environment are the heart of the state’s character. We all have a responsibility to be responsible stewards of our environment. North Carolina has seen first-hand that the health of the environment directly relates to the health of its citizens and economy. The preservation and restoration of the state’s natural landscapes ensures a clean, healthy environment for generations to come.

There is no denying that Climate Change and the rise in global temperatures results in extreme ecological changes. As a member of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, Congresswoman Adams is pushing for strong and proactive environmental policies that combat climate change, curb pollution, invest in renewable energy, and promote sustainable development solutions. She believes it’s time to start investing in more renewable energy sources and develop new green technologies. Investing in energy and the environment is effectively investing in the economy. 

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Dec 3, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE - Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will benefit North Carolinians. This visit was a part of her continued efforts to advocate for the Administration’s policies that invest in our nation’s infrastructure, take climate action, and advance environmental justice. Vice President Harris was joined by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12).

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) cast a vote for the Build Back Better Act and sent President Biden’s landmark legislation to the United States Senate. The Build Back Better Act includes victories for higher education and maternal health secured by Adams and based on her legislation.

Nov 8, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – On Wednesday, November 10 at 11:00 AM ET, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a virtual coffee on Zoom to speak with the public about her votes to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and advance the Build Back Better Act. The event is open press.

Nov 2, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded today’s move by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to file a Complaint and Motion for Injunctive Relief in Mecklenburg County Superior Court to force Colonial Pipeline to meet their obligations as the responsible party in the state’s largest gasoline spill.

Oct 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during National Wildlife Refuge Week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act. The Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act would prohibit interstate shipment of steel-jaw leghold and Conibear traps. This legislation will not supersede a state’s policies and regulations on trapping; it does, however, ensure that these two dangerous traps do not cross state lines.

Jul 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers. The groundbreaking investment will help remove barriers to decarbonization across the manufacturing sector and advance the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving a clean energy economy.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC-12) & Deborah Ross (NC-02) led the North Carolina Democratic delegation to request a full investigation into the May 7th cyber-attack on Colonial Pipeline in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Energy & Commerce, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Science,

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, advocating for the 12th District’s priorities in the forthcoming American Jobs Plan. 

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Deadline: April 14, 2021

If you are interested in submitting appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2022, please find Rep. Adams’ forms below. All requests must be submitted before 6:00 PM on April 14, 2021.

Members of our community wishing to voice their support for funding for important federal programs may continue to do so through the Programmatic and Language Request Form below.