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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:

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) joins the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus. The purpose of the caucus is to increase awareness of the risks of climate change and to work to preserve and protect the environment.

Apr 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on Nutrition today released the following statement after a report released by the Food Research and Action Center listed High Point and Greensboro as first in the nation for food insecurity:

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Apr 20, 2015 Press Release

Greensboro, N.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams, a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and Subcommittee on Higher Education today met with presidents as well as representatives from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District for a candid and open conversation about HBCUs.

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Apr 14, 2015 Press Release
Women in North Carolina Earn Only 82 Cents for Every Dollar Earned by Men

Washington, D.C.  – On Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), a member of the Joint Economic Committee today called for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation she cosponsored that would help close the gaps in pay for women and men working the same jobs.

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) today joined the CBC and JEC in announcing a new report on the economic challenges in African American communities.

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