Following her victory in a 2014 special election, Alma Adams became the 100th woman in the 113th Congress and just the second woman of color ever to represent the state of North Carolina in the US House. Her district covers much of Charlotte and its surrounding suburbs.
A superdelegate supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016, Rep. Adams chose not to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump due to his antagonistic and divisive statements following the election.
Adams is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Blue Collar Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. She also previously served as the vice chair of the Committee on Agriculture and the chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Representative Adams is a strong J Street ally.
She has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding. In June 2022, Adams signed the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians. During the 2021 Gaza escalation, she signed a letter pressing the Biden administration to work toward an immediate ceasefire.