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Nov 23, 2020 Press Release
Congresswoman Alma Adams originally introduced the Closing the Meal Gap Act in 2017 before introducing it again in 2019. The Closing the Meal Gap Act has been endorsed by Feeding America and the Food Research and Action Center and currently has 139 cosponsors in Congress.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Thanksgiving season, 16 Members of Congress joined Congresswoman Alma Adams as well as U.S. Senators Kamala D.

Nov 20, 2020 Press Release
New cosponsors join Adams’ bill to address the Black maternal health crisis

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, is urging passage of her bill, the Kira Johnson Act, before Congress goes home for the year. H.R.

Nov 20, 2020 Press Release
This week, Reps. Pingree, Fudge, Schrier, Langevin, Khanna, Blumenauer, Gabbard, San Nicolas, and Kaptur have signed on as co-sponsors of this critical legislation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In August of 2o2o, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Vice Chair of the House’s Committee on Agriculture, introduced the Local and Regional Farmer and Market Support Act (Local Farmer Act) to help save the farmers, farms, and families hardest hit by COVID-19.

Nov 19, 2020 Press Release
The National Apprenticeship Reauthorization Act of 2020 includes Adams' amendment, the Apprenticeship Access for All Act of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) addressed the United States House of Representatives in support of the National Apprenticeship Reauthorization Act of 2020. Adams is a cosponsor of the bill, which includes her amendment, the Apprenticeship Access for All Act of 2020.

Nov 17, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Adams' speech on the House floor addressed the maternal health crisis for communities of color during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), the co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, addressed the crisis posed by COVID-19 for pregnant women and communities of color on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Nov 10, 2020 Press Release


Reps. Adams and Clay Lead Effort to Protect Renters, Urge CDC to Extend Duration of Agency Order on Evictions 


Nov 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) andLauren Underwood (IL-14), the co-founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to promote the nursing protections outlined in section 7(r) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) for women in the workplace during COVID-19. 

Nov 2, 2020 Press Release
"These delivery delays amount to nothing less than ... voter suppression"

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) responded to breaking news about ballot delays in North Carolina 

Oct 31, 2020 Press Release
Highlights include fighting for Charlotte workers, a plan to reform the Postal Service, and the second annual HBCU Day

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) had a busy October representing Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Here are the highlights:


Oct 29, 2020 Press Release
"It is essential that Congress urgently advance postal reform legislation"

Cambridge, MA – Today, the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation published a scholarly article by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12). The article details steps Congress can take to reform and improve the US Postal Service in the 117th Congress.