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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

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. 
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives:
 
May 7, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) met with her nominees to the United States Military Service Academies at a virtual reception today at 3:00 PM. The reception honored the six 12th District students who recently received appointment offers to attend one of the Service Academies.
 
Jan 23, 2020 Event

You are cordially invited to join me for the fourth annual State of the District Address where I'll review the achievements of the first half of the 116th Congress, share my vision for the 12th Congressional District, and hear the community’s thoughts on issues impacting our district.

Dec 4, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, released the following statement after an announcement today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the Administration will tighten restrictions on the eligibility of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), benefits.
 
Aug 28, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Alma Adams held a community congressional listening session, Take It To The Hill, to give residents of the community an opportunity to speak with her directly about the issues and concerns they have.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the passage of two amendments she offered to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): an amendment to reauthorize the SCORE program and an amendment to promote increased participation in federal procurement by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).