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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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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. 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 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement on the Republican majority’s second government shutdown in five years:

“President Trump has led his party and our nation into a dangerous tailspin,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Republicans in the House, Senate, and the White House have failed at their most basic responsibility: keeping government open. Instead of working on a long term budget that addresses our needs, they’ve wasted a year relitigating healthcare and crafting a lopsided tax scam.  

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in opposition to the Continuing Appropriations Act.

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after House Republicans voted to pass the conference report for H.R. 1, the GOP Tax Scam:

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement ahead of the vote on the GOP Tax Scam conference report today:

“This tax scam is a nightmare for Mecklenburg families and I will not support it,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It raises taxes on 86 million hardworking Americans, endangers state and local budgets, explodes the deficit, gives 83% of the tax cut to the wealthiest 1% and corporations, strips 13 million Americans of their healthcare, and ransacks Medicare to pay for it. It’s a sham.”

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) gave the following statement after the Republican tax bill conference report was released:

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) offered an amendment to the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform, (PROSPER) Act to protect minority serving institutions (MSI). The amendment was offered following a letter that Congresswoman Adams sent to Chairwoman Foxx highlighting her concerns with provisions impacting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and MSIs within the PROSPER Act. The letter went unanswered so today Rep. Adams offered this amendment to address some of those concerns.

Dec 8, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—During National Computer Science Week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is excited to announce the winner of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) from North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, Vietfu Tang. Mr. Tang is a student at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte. His app, called Alacrity, is designed to help people prepare for natural disasters.

Dec 8, 2017 Press Release

“Today’s continuing resolution is a slap in the face to my constituents and our state and local governments. The 12th District deserves greater funding certainty and we should have provided that,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Instead of working on a bipartisan, long-term funding bill that addresses key priorities, such as funding for Community Health Centers and the Children's Health Insurance Program,  House Republicans have wasted a year re-litigating healthcare and trying to score political points. This is unacceptable and I will not support such a haphazard approach.”

Dec 5, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Senate passed their version of the tax bill.

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1, the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.