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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 right here at home. 

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

More on National Security

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.

Jan 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement celebrating Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's confirmation:

Thank you to President Biden and the United States Senate for the historic nomination and confirmation of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. He is an American hero who is eminently qualified to serve our country and lead the forces that protect us. We proudly celebrate the first African American Secretary of Defense!

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Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) penned an op-ed for USA Today urging the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans alike, to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, and prohibit him from holding public office in the future.

The editorial is available online here.

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks as the House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against President Donald John Trump for the high crime and misdemeanor of inciting an attack on the United States Capitol to disrupt the counting of Electoral College votes:

“We did our job.”

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Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks on today's impeachment vote:

“Last Wednesday, domestic terrorists breached the security of our Capitol, desecrated the temple of our democratic republic, and disrupted one of our most sacred duties: counting the people’s votes for president.

This mob acted on baseless conspiracy theories under the direction and encouragement of Donald Trump.

Dec 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12)'s  amendments are included in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House yesterday and is headed to President Trump's desk.

Rep. Adams offered two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act which were included in the House bill and are now in the final bill: 

Oct 9, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE— Congresswoman Alma Adams will host a 12th Congressional District Military Service Academy Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 AM.

Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to attend to receive a comprehensive overview of the US Service Academies, and learn how high school students can be nominated to attend the academies on a full scholarship.

Sep 28, 2020 Press Release
CHARLOTTE Congresswoman Alma Adams will host a 12th Congressional District Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 AM.
 
Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to attend to receive a comprehensive overview of the US Service Academies, and learn how high school students can be nominated to attend the academies on a full scholarship.