As a former educator, Congresswoman Adams understands how access to quality, affordable education can change lives. Her goal is to shorten the achievement gap and ensure more students have access to educational opportunities.
The first piece of legislation she introduced in the House was the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Professional Readiness Education Preparation (STEM PREP) Act. The STEM PREP Act helps create a pipeline of skilled workers to enter STEM fields. The STEM PREP Act also prioritizes the inclusion of fine arts in technical education. This equips employees with not only the technical skills and critical thinking skills needed to do the job.
A graduate of an HBCU and a professor at one for 40 years, Congresswoman Adams recognizes the importance of HBCUs in their communities and their impacts on their students. The first bill she co-sponsored focused on the restoration and preservation of these historic sites. She is also spearheading the HBCU Caucus, guaranteeing that HBCUs are always a part of legislative conversation.
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Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the executive board of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Trump in the White House.
“President Trump has repeatedly tried to win the support of African Americans by asking ‘what do you have to lose?’. Today, the CBC answered that question- we stand to lose a lot. This is a crucial time for our communities and this President’s policies are causing more people to struggle,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget.
“This so called ‘America first’ budget is anything but that. It turns its back on hard working Americans and puts our nation on a path backwards,” said Congresswoman Adams.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their “skinny” budget.
“Less than three weeks ago, this administration claimed it is a priority to advocate for HBCUs but, after viewing this budget proposal, those calls ring hollow,” said Congresswoman Adams. “This budget slashes critical funding for institutions, students, and their families.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump announced his Executive Order entitled “Promoting excellence, innovation, and sustainability at historically black colleges and universities”.
“Today, President Trump, like every president since Jimmy Carter, signed an Executive Order on HBCUs,” said Congresswoman Adams. “This order is a first step towards supporting our HBCUs but there is greater work to be done. Our schools need a real commitment and investment from this administration.
Washington, D.C.—Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) reintroduced the HBCU Capital Financing Act last week and re-launched the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus in the 115th Congress.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in opposition to H.J. Res. 57 and H.J. Res 58 which would undermine public education.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after Vice President Mike Pence voted to break the 50-50 tie in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.
“DeVos’ confirmation is disappointing,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Her lack of qualifications and understanding of federal education policy has caused unprecedented national outcry. We have stricter requirements for our school teachers than we did for DeVos to become Secretary of Education.
I am deeply troubled by the questionable actions of the Charlotte School of Law. I know that the situation surrounding this institution has created academic uncertainty and financial instability for students and job loss here in Charlotte. Throughout this ordeal, my office has been in regular communication with the school, the Department of Education and the American Bar Association.
Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump’s first week in office.