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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Adams Offers an Amendment to Protect Victims of Sexual Misconduct

Jun 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1215 the so-called Protecting Access to Care Act to protect victims of sexual misconduct. The amendment was rejected by the Republican-controlled Rules Committee.

“As a woman, I believe it’s my duty to stand up for others who are victims of sexual assault and misconduct,” said Congresswoman Adams. “I offered this amendment because the so-called Protecting Access to Care Act neglects victims by prioritizing providers over patients. The harsh non-economic damage cap mandated by this bill disproportionately hurts women, children, seniors, and the disabled. I’m disappointed that House Republicans refused to stand up for victims and horrified by the passage of this destructive legislation.”