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National Security

Given the current threats the world is facing by terrorists groups, national security is of the utmost concern to Congresswoman Adams. Not only are we facing global threats, but the threats of random attacks on American soil are becoming more and more real. It is the Congresswoman's top priority to ensure the continued safety of her own constituency and all Americans.

Another aspect of national security is cybersecurity. With large banking centers and one of the nation’s largest energy companies located in Charlotte, investing in digital security is absolutely necessary to the 12th District.

The Administration recently offered a $25 million grant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including North Carolina A&T, to train cyber security experts.

For more information concerning my work and views on National Security issues, please contact our office. Thank you.

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Oct 12, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is reminding Charlotte and Mecklenburg County high school students that the deadline to apply to be one of her nominees to the United States’ military service academies is Monday, October 25. Adams’ office is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking nomination for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine Academies.

Sep 29, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today,Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement celebrating President Joe Biden’s nomination of Dena King to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, which includes Charlotte and Mecklenburg County:

Aug 19, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. released the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan and our country’s obligations to the Afghan people:

Jul 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on the first meeting of the Bipartisan January 6th Select Committee:

Jul 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted for H.R.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Founders and Co-Chairs Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) celebrated the passage of the first bill in the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act in the House of Representatives. The Protecting Moms Who Served Act (H.R. 958), led by Underwood, seeks to eliminate maternal mortality, morbidity, and disparities among veterans and passed the House with unanimous bipartisan support.

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.

Feb 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) voted to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The 1.9 trillion dollar package contains hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, robust funding for testing, contract tracing, and vaccine distribution, economic impact payments and rental assistance for Americans in need, and provisions that will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

Feb 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald John Trump:

I am gravely disappointed in the Senate’s vote not to convict Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the Capitol on January 6,” said Adams.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Greetings!

This January in Congress has been unlike any other.

On the first Wednesday, an insurrection caused in no small part by the outgoing President breached the Capitol for the first time in over 200 years. On the second Wednesday, we voted for an impeachment necessitated by the attack the week before. 

On the third Wednesday, we celebrated the inauguration of a new President and a historic Vice President, but the day was very different due to the pandemic. The Biden-Harris Administration got to work immediately to improve our response to COVID-19.