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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 22, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement applauding the Biden Administration's Executive Order giving OSHA the green light to start work on an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect workers from COVID-19:
Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal:

Dec 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the House passage of the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020 to increase the amount of money struggling Americans receive in a second round of direct payments to $2,000.

Dec 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced four new companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. 

Dec 11, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte - On National App Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) announces this year’s Congressional App Challenge winners from Mecklenburg County. Since 2013, the Congressional App Challenge has provided high school students across the country the opportunity to create and display their software applications (or “app”) for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The competition is intended to encourage engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

This year’s winners are:

Dec 1, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – While continuing to work for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in Washington, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will participate in a “Transit is the Future” forum tomorrow, Wednesday December 2. Her office will then host a “Holiday Resource Fair” on Thursday December 3.

Nov 30, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – While continuing to work for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) gained significant support for her legislative agenda in November. 

Here are the highlights:


Nov 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In August of 2o2o, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Vice Chair of the House’s Committee on Agriculture, introduced the Local and Regional Farmer and Market Support Act (Local Farmer Act) to help save the farmers, farms, and families hardest hit by COVID-19. The Local Farmer Act would address concerns about these farmers by targeting aid directly to local and regional food producers and markets as they cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Nov 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) addressed the United States House of Representatives in support of the National Apprenticeship Reauthorization Act of 2020. Adams is a cosponsor of the bill, which includes her amendment, the Apprenticeship Access for All Act of 2020.

Video of the remarks is available here.