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Jobs and the Economy

Good jobs and a strong economy are critically important to the 12th District and to Congresswoman Adams’ work. She recognizes that small businesses and the middle class are the backbone of our economy—and they remain her primary focus.

Job creation and job training have always been priorities of Congresswoman Adams. She will ensure that the 12th District feels the effects of the Nation’s economic recovery. She has cosponsored measures that promote U.S. jobs through our manufacturing industry, particular those that export goods.

Congresswoman Adams supports a simple and fair tax system that eliminates tax loopholes while cutting taxes for middle class Americans. Providing tax credits for working parents and increasing education tax credits will alleviate much of the burden faced by families. She has also supported measures to raise the minimum wage to a sustainable level because she understands that when people succeed in making a decent wage, the economy grows.

Congresswoman Adams strongly opposes any unfair trade deals that give high paying jobs manufacturing jobs to foreign countries while American families are struggling.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Jobs and the Economy, please contact our office. Thank you.

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More on Jobs and the Economy

Jul 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced she is an original cosponsor of the Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021. The legislation will soon be introduced by House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters to provide a clean extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction moratorium until December 31, 2021. It is expected to be considered by the House of Representatives within the next 24 hours.

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.

Jul 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus published this week's episode of their weekly podcast, The HBCU Caucus Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast are available at, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.
Jul 21, 2021 Press Release

Charlotte – Yesterday Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Elizabeth Trosch, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden, and Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court Elisa Chinn Gary asking for them to “do everything within [their] powers to effectively extend the eviction moratorium in Mecklenburg County through the month of August or later.”

Jul 21, 2021 In The News

How do we ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic?

It’s one of the most important questions of our careers, and one of the most important questions our country has ever faced. While it’s clear the economy is improving, not all of our communities are benefiting equally in this recovery. 

Many small businesses face challenges accessing benefits. Many hourly workers haven’t seen their jobs return. Most disturbing is this solemn truth: Black, brown and indigenous communities have borne a disproportionate burden during COVID-19.  

Jul 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) and Senator Natasha Marcus (NC-SD-41) sent a letter to the leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly asking for their support for the Town of Huntersville in the state budget. Adams’ letter requests equitable funding for the town in the final American Rescue Plan Act budget; Governor Roy Cooper’s proposed budget already includes the funding.

Jul 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus announced a new weekly podcast, “The HBCU Caucus Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast are available at, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.

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  • Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., founder and co-chair
  • Rep. French Hill, co-chair
  • Senator Tim Scott, co-chair
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), and Rep.

Jul 14, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – On Monday, July 12, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona travelled to Charlotte to discuss the Biden Administration’s plans to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and make long-term investments in our students and their futures. He was hosted at three different locations in Charlotte by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12).