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Aug 6, 2020 Press Release
"Racial disparities must be addressed — all workers, including our nation’s essential workers, deserve essential protections and benefits."

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), in an op-ed piece exclusive to Queen City Nerve, urged the U.S. Senate to pass the HEROES Act as well as paid family and sick leave for all Americans.

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release
Letter from 131 Members of the House Democratic Caucus encourages Speaker Pelosi to fight for USPS in forthcoming COVID-19 legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12)Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04), Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E.

Jul 30, 2020 Press Release
"it is my hope that today we ae nearing the dawn of a fairer, more equitable, and more just era of policing in this country."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An amendment introduced by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) to prohibit law enforcement from using federal funds to acquire chemical agents for domestic riot control was adopted today and is now a part of H.R. 7617, an appropriations bill commonly known as a "Minibus."

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release
"The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away, and it’s exacerbating the food insecurity that millions of Americans face each day"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New legislation introduced by House Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Alma Adams (NC-12), House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Marcia L.

Jul 28, 2020 Press Release
Virtual Summit advocates for the Black Maternal Health Momnibus and Black maternal health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14), founders and co-chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, convened more than 100 organizations working to address the Black maternal health crisis for a virtual stakeholder summit.

Jul 23, 2020 Press Release
"John was not only a leader of the Civil Rights Movement; he was a modern day Founding Father."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) spoke on the floor of the United States House of Representatives Thursday morning in honor of the late Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020).

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to receive $10.5M in Section 5307 CARES Act funding

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) on Wednesday announced a $10.5 Million grant for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to maintain transit services as well as pay for administrative leave for transit personnel during the COVID-19 emergency. The grant is 100% federal funds with no local match required.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release
USPS "is already in jeopardy due to the economic impacts of the pandemic"

WASHINGTON—Reps. Alma Adams (NC-12) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) Wednesday sent a letter to the new Postmaster General (PMG) Louis DeJoy blasting his suggested changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) that could dramatically degrade service across the country.

Jul 15, 2020 Press Release
The COVID-19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act addresses longstanding biases in health care.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) and U.S. Senator Kamala D.

Jul 9, 2020 Press Release
Do inspectors and workers have the PPE, procedures and training to be able to safely carry out their responsibilities?

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to President Trump asking for answers about his Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act (DPA) with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19 as published on April 28, 2020.