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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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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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May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced its proposed budget for FY 2018.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the administration announced their proposed budget for FY 2018.

“This budget proposal is awful. It’s the most conservative we’ve ever seen and it’s not reflective of our nation’s growing needs,” said Congresswoman Adams.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Is President Donald Trump standing by his stated earlier commitment to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), or is he backing off, using some oblique constitutional reason not to do so?

Last Friday afternoon, the Trump White House issued a statement upon signing HR. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, which was recently passed by Congress to fund the federal government by $1.1 trillion through September 2017.

What was notable about the law was that even Democrats, like Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC-12), were pleased with it.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Education and Workforce Committee marked up HR 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century. Representative Adams joined her colleagues in supporting this bipartisan legislation and requested language that would instruct the Department of Education to review the effectiveness of partnerships between state and local grantees and community colleges in promoting STEM curriculum.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after President Trump issued a signing statement on the FY17 omnibus calling into question federal support for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today released the following statement after the House passage of the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill which funds the government until September 30, 2017:

“This is a clean bipartisan budget that’s good for the 12th District,” said Congresswoman Adams. “It ensures critical funding for education, research and development, and infrastructure and transportation, while protecting healthcare for millions of Americans.

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) visited ImaninOn Library in Charlotte in celebration of National Library Week. She joined students in participating in STEM 101: Sphero Ball which allows children ages 12-18 to take part in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or Math puzzles.

Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted the second annual Women’s Symposium and Networking Fair in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus hosted its first meeting of the 115th Congress. Caucus co-chairs, Congresswoman Alma Adams and Congressman Bradley Byrne, invited the presidents, chancellors, and administrators of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities to discuss the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the Farm Bill.