Rep. Alma Adams Releases Statement on the Start of the 117th Congress
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) was sworn in for her fourth full term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She released this statement after her swearing-in.
“Today, I was honored to be sworn-in as your representative in Congress, with full knowledge of the challenges of the role and the solemn responsibility to serve the people of North Carolina's 12th Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Adams. “We return to Washington during a continuing crisis for the American people. There are 10 million fewer jobs than when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Over three million Americans are now facing long-term unemployment. Finally, during the Holiday season, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell single-handedly held up essential financial support for families across the United States."
"However, there are reasons for hope. Our office brought hundreds of millions of dollars in financial assistance to the 12th Congressional District since the COVID crisis began. The new Biden-Harris Administration has a plan to take comprehensive action to combat the pandemic. Support continues to grow in Congress for expanded direct aid to families. I know we will get through this crisis stronger than before."
In the 117th Congress in addition to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, her priorities continue to be the "4Hs" - Healthcare, Housing, Hunger, and Higher Education. Infrastructure will also be a top priority for Adams in this Congress; her top national infrastructure priority will be higher education infrastructure, and her top local infrastructure priority will be increased mobility options across the 12th Congressional District.
Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte). In the 116th Congress, she served on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee. Prior to her election in 2014, she served in the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing Greensboro for 20 years.