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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

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ sweeping legislation to invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis, building new affordable housing, and addressing disparities in communities across North Carolina and throughout the country.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Right now, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is chairing a meeting of the House Education & Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on "Examining the Federal Government’s Actions to Protect Workers from COVID-19."
 
May 27, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte – Today is Congresswoman Alma Adams' 74th Birthday, and an occasion to celebrate a landmark year in her public service career. In addition to continuing her leadership role in Congress on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Adams has taken on a new role as the co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. Adams continued to lead on Affordable Housing, Hunger, and Health Care issues as well.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) announced her letter calling for Congressional oversight of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Due to COVID-19, millions of America’s small businesses were required to halt operations and lay off employees. PPP is a forgivable loan that was designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), as well as Representatives Terri Sewell (AL-07), David Price (NC-04), G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), and Cedric Richmond (LA-02) will host a press call for local, regional, and national reporters Today, Tuesday May 19 at 3:30 PM ET. The Representatives are calling on the Senate to take up the Heroes Act, which the House passed last week. 

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives:
 
May 14, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) led a Subcommittee on Workforce Protections virtual Member briefing to examine the worker safety crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MN-05) and 28 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today calling for the universal, one-time, student loan debt cancellation of at least $30,000 per borrower in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.
 
May 7, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), and 81 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting the strongest possible relief for the United States Postal Service in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.