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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

Aug 16, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, NC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after participating in a roundtable with local restaurant owners at Bonterra, hosted by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association. North Carolina’s 12th District is home to more than 1,700 eating and drinking establishments, employing 33,631 people throughout the District.

Aug 16, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement urging the removal of confederate monuments from locations across North Carolina and at the U.S. Capitol.

Aug 15, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the introduction of H. Con. Res. 75 Expressing the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated at Moore Place, an affordable housing community for chronically homeless adults in Mecklenburg County.

Aug 14, 2017 Press Release

North Carolina—Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) led a letter with Caucus vice-chair Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) to Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion (CEO Action), commending the group’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the private sector.

Jul 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) today announced Democrats’ new economic agenda for the American people – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

Capitol Hill seems a swamp where partisan throat-grabbing is routine. But peek behind the angry speeches and taunts, and there’s a quiet effort afoot to promote bipartisanship among ambitious up-and-coming interns.

Nasya Blackwell arrived on Capitol Hill in May expecting Democrats and Republicans to constantly be at each others throats, just like it seems on television news shows.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

Twenty-year-old political science majors Dariana Reid, a rising senior at Johnson C. Smith University, and Nasya Blackwell, a rising junior at North Carolina A&T State University, are interning in both a Democratic and a Republican office on the Hill this summer.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2775, the so-called Employee Privacy Protection Act to ensure employers are not conducting video surveillance in designated private areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms. This amendment was rejected by the Republican-led Education and Workforce Committee during a vote that advanced three anti-union bills that sabotage worker’s abilities to organize and collectively bargain.

Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

“The Congressional Budget Office score confirms our worse fear - the Republican measure will cost lives,” said Congresswoman Adams. “The thirty-nine percent of American children who rely on Medicaid will immediately lose their healthcare coverage and by 2026 another 22 million Americans will be without coverage. This heartless measure comes at cost the American people cannot afford. A treatable illness shouldn't be a death sentence, but tragically the CBO confirmed today, that will be the case for millions of Americans if Trumpcare becomes law.”


Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Small Business Committee Vice-Ranking Member Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) presided over the mark up and offered an amendment to H.R. 2594 The Small Business Payment for Performance Act. The amendment directs agencies to report the metrics of construction contracts, such as the demographics of the small businesses they contract with and the number of changes to an order they request during a project, to Congress.