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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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May 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced House passage of her amendment to the FY 16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Congresswoman Adams’ amendment recognizes the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on service members and their families.

May 14, 2015 Press Release
Dr. Derrick E. Griffith was a UNC Charlotte Alum and Academic

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after learning Dr. Derrick E. Griffith, an academic and alumnus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte was killed during an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia late Tuesday night:

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May 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today announced the opening of six new satellite offices throughout North Carolina’s 12th District.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), a former art professor at Bennett College and member of the Congressional Arts Caucus today announced the winners of her 2015 Congressional art competition.

May 5, 2015 Press Release

In honor of National Small Business Week, from Tuesday, May 5th through Thursday, May 7th Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) will host a series of events throughout North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District. Congresswoman Adams is a member of the House Small Business Committee.

May 4, 2015 Press Release
More than 1.5 Million North Carolinians are Employed by Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) has been named the Ranking Member for the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations. This is Congresswoman Adams’ first committee leadership position in the 114th Congress.

May 1, 2015 Press Release
More Than 1.3 Million North Carolinians Would Benefit from $12 Minimum Wage Increase

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) joined in the fight to raise the minimum wage by becoming an original cosponsor for the Raise the Wage Act. The Raise the Wage Act would gradually raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020. The legislation would also phase out the current $2.13 minimum wage for tipped employees. 

Apr 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Alma S. Adams (D-NC-12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) today launched the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus’ mission is to highlight and address unique challenges that HBCUs face; and to make sure their needs are heard and recognized on Capitol Hill.

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Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams today released the following statement on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General:

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