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Veterans Issues

There are over 700,000 veterans in North Carolina. It is our duty to provide support for those men and women who so bravely fought to protect Americans both home and abroad. This means making veterans a priority upon their return from overseas, and providing them, as well as their families, the tools needed to obtain an affordable education, well-paying jobs, and access to physical and mental health care.

With the unemployment rate for those who have served since 2001 still at a staggering 7.2%, Congresswoman Adams is committed to increasing resources for jobless veterans to bring this unacceptable number down.

In order to best provide health care to veterans, Congress must first increase access to doctors. By extending contracts to private physicians, wait times will be shortened and backlogs will decrease. There also needs to be a rigorous system of checks, balances and follow-ups to ensure not only that services for Veterans’ health care are up to par, but to make sure that the veterans received the care they deserve. The congresswoman is also committed to the maintenance of federal programs that ensure that veterans who have suffered from PTSD and other emotional trauma are provided with the resources they need to reconnect with their families, their children, and their communities.

Congresswoman Adams introduced the Veterans Benefits Network Act which would authorize the use of discretionary federal funding for public-private partnerships that better connect veterans to services and resources in their community.

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact our office. Thank you.

More on Veterans Issues

Aug 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12)questioned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

A video of Rep. Adams' question time is available here.

Aug 23, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) marked 100 days since the House passed The Heroes Act, an urgently needed bill to secure the strategic testing, tracing and treatment required to reopen safely, to provide strong support for our frontline heroes in state and local government, and to put money in the pockets of the American people.

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the U.S. Postal Service under assault from the Trump Administration, Rep. Alma Adams voted to pass H.R.

Aug 18, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) held a "Don't Mess With USPS" press conference at 10:00 AM today at the Downtown Station Post Office in Charlotte. Approximately 50 people attended the event, many wearing "Save USPS" face masks and holding up "US Mail: Not for Sale" signs.

Aug 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is leading the fight to save the United States Postal Service and protect the integrity of November's election.

Aug 12, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – The Office of Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is holding multiple virtual events during the August work period to engage constituents on issues including jobs, upward mobility, housing, and more.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of overriding President Trump's veto of H.J.Res. 76, Blocking DeVos Rule That Denies Relief to Students Defrauded by Predatory Colleges.

Jun 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on President Trump's threat to invoke the Insurrection Act and deploy the armed forces on American soil:
 
May 22, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – This week, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.
May 19, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released a statement on the story, first reported by Politico, that the Trump administration plans to end National Guard deployments on June 24, one day before many National Guard Service Members qualify for benefits.