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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


Congresswoman Adams Elected as Vice Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee

Feb 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) was elected by her Democratic peers on the House Small Business Committee to serve as the Vice Ranking Member of the committee.

“I am honored and excited to join House leadership as the Vice Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee,” said Congresswoman Adams. “North Carolina is home to over 800,000 small businesses and they employ more than 1.5 million people. Small Businesses are the drivers of our local economies which is why I made it a priority to take a leadership role in ensuring they have every opportunity to grow and succeed.”

“Alma Adams has been a strong voice for Main Street small businesses and understands how entrepreneurship can open doors of opportunity, particularly in low-income communities” said Ranking Member Velázquez. “As Vice Ranking Member, she will continue helping advance an agenda that fosters job growth and helps more Americans go into business for themselves.” 


During Congresswoman Adams’ first term in Congress she fought to expand the resources available to minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses, held a series of business roundtables and site visits in the 12th District, and passed two bills that benefit small businesses.

Vice Ranking Members are elected by fellow Democrats on a committee and are only able to serve in this role for one term. The position will be filled by a member who has served less than four terms in Congress.