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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


Congresswoman Alma Adams Appointed to Powerful Financial Services Committee and other Key Leadership Positions

Jan 29, 2019
Press Release

​Washington D.C.-  “I came to Congress to raise the wage, push for equal opportunity and to ensure that North Carolina’s families have the resources they need to thrive.  That is why I made it my mission to serve on key committees ” said Congresswoman Adams.  I worked hard to be appointed to the exclusive Committee on Financial Services, a major achievement for our District.  We are home to 71 financial institutions that employ over 70,000 people.  Financial Services will lead the push for affordable housing, an issue that plagues our region.  On committee I will fight for our priorities and ensure that we remain the banking capitol of the South.”


“I am pleased to welcome Congresswoman Alma Adams to the Financial Services Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee,” said Chairwoman Maxine Waters of California. “This Congress, the Financial Services Committee will take on many important issues on behalf of consumers, investors and vulnerable populations, and I look forward to working with Congresswoman Adams to create opportunities, ensure fairness, and protect the economic well-being of hardworking Americans throughout this country.”


“I served in the classroom for over 40 years and I have fought for working men and women throughout my entire 35-year legislative career.  I thank Committee Chairman Bobby Scott and my colleagues for recognizing my experiences and entrusting me with the Chairmanship of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee.  The Subcommittee’s top priority will be raising the wage and pushing for equal pay for equal work – it’s a fight I proudly started in North Carolina and will now lead in Congress.  Ensuring that every child has equal access to education and that all workers are treated with dignity will be at the top of the agenda,” said Congresswoman Adams.  


“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor in the 116th Congress, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a diverse group of legislators to build a country where everyone can succeed,” said Chairman Bobby Scott of Virginia. “Our subcommittee chairs and our vice chair bring unique perspectives, skills, and expertise to the Committee’s work. I look forward to working with them to pursue a unifying agenda that expands access to a quality education, a good-paying job, and affordable health care for all.”


“This Administration continues to attack vital food programs that thousands in our District rely on,” said Congresswoman Adams.  “Access to food should be a basic right and that is why I am honored to serve as Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture Committee.  We will push back against this Administration’s attempts to end SNAP and continue to ensure that all agricultural institutions, especially 1890 Land-Grant universities, receive equal and fair access to Federal resources."


“I’ve had the good fortune to work with Dr. Adams for two Congresses now, and she will make a great Vice-Chair for the Agriculture Committee,” said Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota. “She knows her District and is a strong advocate for working families in North Carolina, and for more recognition of the connection between agriculture and consumers nationwide.”