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Health care is important to our district and to Congresswoman Adams’ work in Congress. She has been a staunch and ardent supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which has brought lifesaving insurance coverage to millions, including hundreds of thousands in North Carolina’s 12th District.

Congresswoman Adams is a proud cosponsor of bills that protect women’s health, medical research and the elimination of taxes on health care benefits for Middle Class families. She has also written to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urging that he expand Medicaid in the state for more than 319,000 North Carolinians. 

For more information concerning my work and views on Health Care issues, please contact our office. Thank you.

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Feb 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) voted to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The 1.9 trillion dollar package contains hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, robust funding for testing, contract tracing, and vaccine distribution, economic impact payments and rental assistance for Americans in need, and provisions that will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

Feb 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections joined House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the Committee, in re-introducing legislation to the 117thCongress that would curb the rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees, such as nurses, emergency responders, medical assistants, physicians, and social workers.

Feb 16, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – The office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) will host a healthcare forum on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine tonight, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 on Zoom.

Members of the public and the press interested in attending and submitting questions can register here.

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus unveiled the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, historic legislation to save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, and achieve maternal health justice for Black women and all women and birthing people of color.

Feb 4, 2021 Press Release

 WASHINGTON— On Monday, February 8 at 10:30 AM ET, Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will host a virtual press conference to introduce the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Greetings!

This January in Congress has been unlike any other.

On the first Wednesday, an insurrection caused in no small part by the outgoing President breached the Capitol for the first time in over 200 years. On the second Wednesday, we voted for an impeachment necessitated by the attack the week before. 

On the third Wednesday, we celebrated the inauguration of a new President and a historic Vice President, but the day was very different due to the pandemic. The Biden-Harris Administration got to work immediately to improve our response to COVID-19.

Jan 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) will introduce an amendment to the Constitution of the United States "recognizing and securing the fundamental right to life, liberty, and property, which includes housing, health care, education, and nutrition."

A copy of the resolution proposing the amendment is available here.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal:

Dec 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Since co-founding the Black Maternal Health Caucus in 2019, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) has been at the forefront of the fight for equitable health care for Black birthing persons. The year 2020 saw historic advances in public awareness and policy proposals, including the introduction of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14).

Dec 18, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) announced that over $500 million in federal grants was awarded to North Carolina's 12th Congressional District during the 116th Congress (January 3, 2019 through January 3, 2021).