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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

Jul 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Vice Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee and Ranking Member of the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, announced that H.R.1700, the SCORE for Small Business Act of 2017, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jul 9, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC — On Sunday, Congresswoman Adams visited the Southwest Key Children’s Detention Center in Brownsville, Texas. During her visit, Congresswoman Adams toured the detention center and spoke with staff to ensure that the administration is not neglecting its duty to care for the well-being of children separated from their parents due to the administration’s policy.


Jun 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the collection of union fees for non-union public service employees, ruling it violated First amendment rights.


Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C.-Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Trump’s Muslim ban.


Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, and Congressman Mark Walker (NC-06) welcomed their third class of Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus interns to Washington, D.C. this week. The internship, launched in 2016, welcomes a student from Johnson C. Smith University and North Carolina A&T State University to Washington, D.C. to intern for four weeks in both Reps. Adams’ and Walker’s offices.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) responded to President Trump’s announcement of a twenty-five percent tariff on steel and ten percent tariff on aluminum products from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. 

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the passage of two amendments she offered to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): an amendment to reauthorize the SCORE program and an amendment to promote increased participation in federal procurement by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2 the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the Republican farm bill.


May 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in response to the Senate’s 52-47 vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission December decision to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules.


May 2, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC — Today, during National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., Vice Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, hosted the Hustle & Grow Small Business Roundtable. Attendees, and those that viewed via livestream, took part in a discussion regarding the opportunities available to small businesses and the unique challenges faced by small businesses. Rep.