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Feb 4, 2021 Press Release

 WASHINGTON— On Monday, February 8 at 10:30 AM ET, Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will host a virtual press conference to introduce the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.

Feb 3, 2021 Press Release

Charlotte – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) highlighted a new report that says that 32% of workers in North Carolina's 12th Congressional District (parts of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County) would benefit from proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release


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. 

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (NY-17) introduced legislation to ensure that all Americans have equal access to apprenticeship programs that align with today’s workforce needs.

Feb 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Alma Adams (NC-12), Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), and Kathy Manning (NC-06), introduced a resolution recognizing the significance of the Greensboro Four Sit-In of 1960.

Jan 28, 2021 Press Release

Charlotte – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a "Virtual Community Swearing-in Ceremony and Address" on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM.

Jan 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) will introduce an amendment to the Constitution of the United States "recognizing and securing the fundamental right to life, liberty, and property, which includes housing, health care, education, and nutrition."

Jan 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and other Democratic leaders introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, which would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. As an original cosponsor of the bill, she is joined by Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03)Rep.


In The News

Jan 10, 2018 In The News

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Nov 14, 2017 In The News

The Department of Education has the authority to extend enrollment requirements for school loan discharges if there are “exceptional circumstances,” which is what should happen for students at the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law, say a group of North Carolina U.S. Congress members.

Oct 26, 2017 In The News

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

Oct 24, 2017 In The News

At least 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly apologize for making inaccurate statements about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) after she stood up for the family of a fallen soldier who felt “disrespected” by President Trump.

Oct 12, 2017 In The News

In 2016, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) lifted 3.6 million people out of poverty, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is one of many measures of SNAPs effectiveness as an anti-poverty program.

Oct 5, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressmen David Price and Ted Deutch have sent a letter to President Trump asking that he certify Iran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement negotiated in 2015.

Sep 29, 2017 In The News

Eight new members have been named to the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus during last week’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

Sep 29, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Vice-Ranking Member Alma Adams (D-NY) held a roundtable to discuss private sector entrepreneurial development programs, and, specifically, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.

Sep 29, 2017 In The News

Despite calls from the Congressional Black Caucus and the United Negro College Fund, The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference went on as scheduled, wrapping up last week in Arlington, Va.