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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


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

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Bipartisan HBCU Caucus co-chair Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) led the passage of an amendment with fellow caucus member Reps. Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) to H.R. 3219 the Make America Secure Appropriations Act. Passage of the amendment allocates $40 million to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program within the Department of Defense (DoD), a 54% increase over the President’s FY18 proposed authorized level and $7 million above current levels.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the U.S. House passed the so-called Make America Secure Act.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced a ban on transgender Americans serving in our military via Twitter.

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed new sanctions on Russia, North Korea, and Iran with a vote of 419-3.

Jul 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) today announced Democrats’ new economic agenda for the American people – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after reports that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would provide compromising information about Hillary Clinton, after having been informed that the material was part of a Russian government effort to influence the election.

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) is calling on the North Carolina Board of Elections to protect voter’s privacy and security. Following President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity’s request for voter’s full names, dates of birth, and partial social security numbers, Rep. Adams sent a letter to Kim Westbrook Strach, Executive Director of the North Carolina Board of Elections, urging North Carolina to join a bipartisan group of states who have refused to turn this information over to the commission.

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON -- The country's attention was fixated on the nation's capitol Thursday night -- and it wasn't for bills or bureaucracy, but for baseball.

A tragic 10-minute exchange of gunfire during an assassination attempt at the Republican practice session ahead of the Congressional Baseball Game was on the mind of every American in attendance.

Jun 16, 2017 In The News


Regardless of party affiliation or political labels, the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise for House members across the country is an issue putting them on the same page.

North Carolina’s 9th District Congressman Robert Pittenger calls it a somber day.

“We’ve got reason together," Pittenger said. "We have to have reasonable discussion. We have to have a civil discourse, and that’s what’s needed today.”

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

The United States is leaving an international agreement aimed at lowering greenhouse gases.

“I am fighting every day for the great people of this country,” President Donald Trump said during a speech at the White House Thursday afternoon. “Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.”

Here’s how the agreement works and what U.S. withdrawal means:

What is the Paris climate agreement?