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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

Apr 19, 2021 Press Release

Greensboro, N.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to North Carolina in support of President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan:

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, advocating for the 12th District’s priorities in the forthcoming American Jobs Plan. 

Apr 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —On Thursday, April 15, at 3:00 PMCongresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Congressional Democrats will hold a press conference ahead of the passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. This critical legislation strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963, helps eliminate the gender wage gap, and guarantees that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.


Apr 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Saving Transit Art Resources (STAR) Act, which would reinstate a federal flexibility that allows local transit authorities to incorporate art into federally- funded transit projects.

Mar 31, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on the release of President Biden's American Jobs Plan:
“A once-in-a-century crisis calls for once-in-a-century ideas, and President Biden's plan is that kind of big idea,” said Adams.
Mar 29, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – On Tuesday, March 30 at 6:00 PM EDT, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a town hall event for constituents on the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package passed earlier this month. The public is invited to attend and submit questions ahead of time.

Zoom registration for the event is available here.

Mar 25, 2021 Page

Deadline: April 14, 2021

If you are interested in submitting appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2022, please find Rep. Adams’ forms below. All requests must be submitted before 6:00 PM on April 14, 2021.

Members of our community wishing to voice their support for funding for important federal programs may continue to do so through the Programmatic and Language Request Form below.

Mar 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), sent a letter to Secretary Marty Walsh urging the Department of Labor to take strong action to restore overtime pay protections for millions of workers. 

Mar 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As we mark Equal Pay Day on March 24, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between men and women – including passage of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act. Each year, Equal Pay Day symbolizes when, almost three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.