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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


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. As a member of the Education and the Workforce and the Small Business Committees, 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

Jan 23, 2020 Event

You are cordially invited to join me for the fourth annual State of the District Address where I'll review the achievements of the first half of the 116th Congress, share my vision for the 12th Congressional District, and hear the community’s thoughts on issues impacting our district.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) unveiled a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report she commissioned to investigate whether the Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing adequate support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help students become successful small business owners.

Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution to fund government operations until December 20, 2019:
Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) released the following statement on the Supreme Court Case Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media:
Aug 28, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Alma Adams held a community congressional listening session, Take It To The Hill, to give residents of the community an opportunity to speak with her directly about the issues and concerns they have.

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. announced the 12th District Community Career Fair. This event is a collaborative effort between Rep. Adams’ District office and over 20 Charlotte-Mecklenburg area businesses that are interested in hiring new employees. The Community Career Fair will take place next Tuesday, October 9th, from 11AM – 4PM at Walter G. Byers K-8 School (1415 Hamilton Street Charlotte, NC 28206).

Jul 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) co-led a letter along with twenty-five Members of Congress requesting Committee Chairman Gowdy convene a hearing to examine the Trump Administration’s poor record on diversity in the federal workforce.

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC) released the following statement after they introduced the bipartisan H.R.

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— This week, two House subcommittees held a hearing focused on improving the certification process for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).