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.
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Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the introduction of H. Con. Res. 75 Expressing the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated at Moore Place, an affordable housing community for chronically homeless adults in Mecklenburg County.
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.
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.
CONCORD- A graduate of Cox Mill has been nominated by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) to the 12th District Military Service Academy.
Scott A. Long has accepted his appointment to a military service academy and will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy for the fall of 2017.
During his high school career at Cox Mill, he was a member of the men’s swim team, a volunteer for the Special Olympics and an AP class peer mentor.
“The Congressional Budget Office score confirms our worse fear - the Republican measure will cost lives,” said Congresswoman Adams. “The thirty-nine percent of American children who rely on Medicaid will immediately lose their healthcare coverage and by 2026 another 22 million Americans will be without coverage. This heartless measure comes at cost the American people cannot afford. A treatable illness shouldn't be a death sentence, but tragically the CBO confirmed today, that will be the case for millions of Americans if Trumpcare becomes law.”
Charlotte, NC –Following Memorial Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Vice-Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, today announced the introduction of new legislation aimed at helping more veterans become small business owners. The Veteran’s Small Business Tax Credit Act of 2017 would provide a tax credit of up to $12,000 for veteran-owned businesses during their first two years of operation.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget for FY 2018.
“This budget proposal is awful. It’s the most conservative we’ve ever seen and it’s not reflective of our nation’s growing needs,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement after the House passage of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which funds the government until September 30, 2017:
“This is a clean bipartisan budget that’s good for the 12th District,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It ensures critical funding for education, research and development, and infrastructure and transportation, while protecting healthcare for millions of Americans.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) announced the introduction of the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017.
“In Mecklenburg County alone, over 158,000 people participate in the SNAP program and, too often, SNAP benefits are just not enough for those who struggle to put food on the table,” said Congresswoman Adams. “The Closing the Meal Gap Act will strengthen the SNAP program for families, adults looking for work, seniors and the disabled.”
Specifically The Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017 would:
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted the second annual Women’s Symposium and Networking Fair in celebration of Women’s History Month.