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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina



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Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after former FBI Director Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today regarding President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, the Adams Hunger Coalition sponsored their second quarterly meeting of the year to discuss increased community engagement and the need for ongoing economic development in impoverished areas of Mecklenburg County.

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, NC—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced that North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District has been awarded $920,000 in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

May 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), a former art professor at Bennett College and member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, today announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional art competition.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus hosted a viewing of Stanley Nelson’s film Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mr.

May 24, 2017 Op-Ed

As a professional artist, curator and college art professor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of the arts and the humanities. They play a vital role in modeling our perspectives and enriching our lives.

May 24, 2017 Op-Ed

Summer internships are one important way that students can explore passions they want to pursue as a profession. They are exposed to a form of learning that goes beyond the books and may be the best chance they have to ensure they are making a wise investment.


In The News

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

HUNTERSVILLE – The town’s Memorial Day ceremony started at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29.

Mayor John Aneralla was the master of ceremonies for the event, which featured words from U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Commander Joe Reale of American Legion Post 321 and others.

May 24, 2017 In The News

The Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision on Monday struck down two North Carolina congressional districts it said were illegally drawn based on race.

The majority’s ruling, which handed a victory to voting rights advocates, included a rare pairing of conservative Justice Clarence Thomas with the court’s four liberals.

May 24, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

May 24, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their statewide political clout.

May 19, 2017 In The News

DAVIDSON – U.S. Rep. Alma Adams was in town Thursday, May 11, visiting with people at the Ada Jenkins Center and Davidson Housing Coalition, speaking with officials at Davidson College and touring the downtown area.

In the middle of all that, Adams, a Democrat who represents the state's 12th district, held a town hall-type meeting in the Davidson Town Hall.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Health care costs for North Carolinians enrolled in the Affordable Care Act would jump under the plan passed by House Republicans, according to an independent analysis.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Here’s a roundup of women with ties to Charlotte in positions to affect and influence many people:

Alma Adams – The congresswoman has been outspoken about President Donald Trump’s polices, while championing small business and opportunities for all.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Is President Donald Trump standing by his stated earlier commitment to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), or is he backing off, using some oblique constitutional reason not to do so?

May 19, 2017 In The News

Have you—or anyone you know—skipped needed health care because of cost? Since this is true of one in three Americans, you probably answered yes. Do you think this is unfair?

Jul 24, 2015 In The News

By JONNELLE DAVIS First published April 25,2015

GREENSBORO — Moving into her own apartment was a good and bad experience for Melanie Noble.

The 24-year-old was part of a group that U.S. Rep. Alma Adams assembled Friday at her East Wendover Avenue office for a discussion about food insecurity in the Triad.