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Adams Reelected Vice Chair of House Agriculture Committee

Feb 9, 2021
Press Release
Hunger and food security have been top issues for Adams in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) was reelected as Vice Chair of the House Agriculture Committee by her colleagues. She will also continue to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations.

“I am pleased that Congresswoman Alma Adams will be continuing as Vice Chair of our Committee in the 117th Congress,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott. “She has a proven track record of being a strong advocate for ending hunger, advancing 1890 Land-Grant Universities, and many other issues of importance to this Committee, and I look forward to working closely with her to accomplish the priorities we have set out for this Congress.”

“I am honored to serve on the Agriculture Committee for another term as Vice Chair,” said Rep. Adams. “I will continue to be a strong advocate for expanding SNAP benefits, protecting our food supply chain from the dangers of COVID-19, ending food insecurity and child hunger, and supporting the 1890 Land-Grant Universities that have made quality education – and particularly cutting-edge agricultural education – available to Black Americans. From the approximately 200 farms in Mecklenburg Country, to the nearly sixteen percent of people in Mecklenburg County who are not sure where their next meal will come from, to the 23 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that serve as food pantries for our local communities, I will continue to fight tirelessly against hunger and advocate for more equitable and just food systems.”

Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County). She serves on the House Financial Services Committee, on the House Committee on Education and Labor as the chair of the Workforce Protections subcommittee, and on the House Agriculture Committee as Vice Chair. In 2015, she founded the Adams Hunger Initiative, which brings together local stakeholders on a quarterly basis to empower agencies and organizations fighting hunger in our community.