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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Washington, D.C.—On the third anniversary of the launch of the Adams Hunger Initiative, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a letter, signed by members of the Adams Hunger Initiative, to the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) expressing the 12th District’s priority to protect funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other important nutrition programs in the upcoming Farm Bill legislation.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the second government shutdown in less than one month.
“This avoidable crisis is a self-inflicted wound by Republicans,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Since the last shutdown, there have been no hearings, no debates, and no opportunity to address the challenges facing our nation. Now, Republican’s inability to govern will have grave consequences for our country.”
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after opposing the fifth Republican-led continuing resolution of this fiscal year.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after she voted against another three week continuing resolution:
Washington, D.C.--Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement on the Republican majority’s second government shutdown in five years:
“President Trump has led his party and our nation into a dangerous tailspin,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Republicans in the House, Senate, and the White House have failed at their most basic responsibility: keeping government open. Instead of working on a long term budget that addresses our needs, they’ve wasted a year relitigating healthcare and crafting a lopsided tax scam.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in opposition to the Continuing Appropriations Act.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1, the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) announced the Protecting Education & Pathways to Opportunity Tax Package. The package includes eight amendments to the Republican tax plan, H.R. 1 the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.
In the midst of last week’s blazing controversy concerning President Donald Trump’s alleged insensitive remarks to a Gold Star widow upon her husband’s death, and the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly’s lambasting of a Florida congresswoman who criticized Trump afterward, both North Carolina black congressional members are outraged, and say the White House owes apologies to the dead soldier’s family, the congresswoman and the nation.