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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina



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Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after former FBI Director Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today regarding President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, the Adams Hunger Coalition sponsored their second quarterly meeting of the year to discuss increased community engagement and the need for ongoing economic development in impoverished areas of Mecklenburg County.

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, NC—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced that North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District has been awarded $920,000 in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

May 30, 2017 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 the 2017 Congressional art competition.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus hosted a viewing of Stanley Nelson’s film Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mr.

May 24, 2017 Op-Ed

As a professional artist, curator and college art professor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of the arts and the humanities. They play a vital role in modeling our perspectives and enriching our lives.

May 24, 2017 Op-Ed

Summer internships are one important way that students can explore passions they want to pursue as a profession. They are exposed to a form of learning that goes beyond the books and may be the best chance they have to ensure they are making a wise investment.


In The News

Sep 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Republican leaders released on Thursday a revised plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it drew criticism from senators on both sides of the political divide within the Republican party, indicating a treacherous path for the bill.

Sep 27, 2017 In The News

Tashni-Ann Dubroy, who recently resigned after two years as president of Shaw University, takes one more notable memory with her as she moves into a top administrative post at Howard University this fall.

Sep 27, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, a Charlotte Democrat, joined the Observer Wednesday for a Facebook Live, where she’ll answered questions from the public and a reporter Jim Morrill.

Watch it on the Observer’s Facebook page.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

Noting that the NC Republican legislative leadership is “dragging their feet” about doing anything that would fairly represent voters when it comes to redistricting, Congresswoman Alma Adams says they frankly “don’t give a damn about these citizens.”

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hundreds of Charlotteans, along with many local leaders, celebrated America’s birthday Tuesday morning in east Charlotte during the 49th annual Hickory Grove parade.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

Capitol Hill seems a swamp where partisan throat-grabbing is routine. But peek behind the angry speeches and taunts, and there’s a quiet effort afoot to promote bipartisanship among ambitious up-and-coming interns.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

Twenty-year-old political science majors Dariana Reid, a rising senior at Johnson C. Smith University, and Nasya Blackwell, a rising junior at North Carolina A&T State University, are interning in both a Democratic and a Republican office on the Hill this summer.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

If the Senate health care plan becomes law, no state’s residents would fare worse than North Carolina, according to a new study on the proposed bill.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

As it turns out, scripture has a lot more to say about money than it does about sex, though based on our sex-fixated society, who knew? In fact, scripture covers nearly every angle about money: how to make money, save money, spend money, and most importantly, lend money.

Jul 6, 2017 In The News

As of June 14, beyond the U.S. military, the nation has celebrated two new American heroes who not only reminded us of what true bravery is in the face of certain danger, but also of the constant threats our elected officials face in what many agree is a very divisive, corrosive atmosphere.