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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

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 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.

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:

Education:

Oct 31, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) had a busy October representing Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Here are the highlights:

COVID-19

·         Adams fought for economic relief for Charlotte's struggling airline workers.

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.
 
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.