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Adams' Birthday Marks a Landmark Year in Public Service

May 27, 2020
Press Release
"Adams has positioned herself as a national leader on key issues, and as someone who can get the job done in Washington."

Charlotte – Today is Congresswoman Alma Adams' 74th Birthday, and an occasion to celebrate a landmark year in her public service career. In addition to continuing her leadership role in Congress on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Adams has taken on a new role as the co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. Adams continued to lead on Affordable Housing, Hunger, and Health Care issues as well.

“Over the past year, Congresswoman Adams grew the newly-formed Black Maternal Health Caucus, introduced the Momnibus legislative package, and won a monumental victory for HBCUs by passing the FUTURE Act,” said Adams' Chief of Staff Monica Cloud. “While the past 12 months will always be defined by COVID-19, the pandemic hasn't slowed down Rep. Adams or her team. Over the course of the pandemic, Congresswoman Adams has continued to introduce legislation and to be a strong advocate for investment in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and North Carolina.”

Highlights from the past year include:


Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. She is co-chair and co-founder of both the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus and the Black Maternal Health Caucus. She first entered public service in 1984 as a member of the Greensboro City School Board.