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.—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.
"I am deeply troubled by the questionable actions of the Charlotte School of Law. The situation surrounding this institution has created academic uncertainty for students and job loss here in Charlotte," said Congresswoman Adams. "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.—Today Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement regarding the confirmation hearing of Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos.
“Betsy DeVos is not qualified to lead the Department of Education,” said Congresswoman Adams. “DeVos has no public or higher education experience. She has spent decades fighting to expand for-profit charter schools and tax payer-funded vouchers for private and religious schools.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced she is a founding member of the House Public Education Caucus. The Caucus includes 19 members of Congress and is chaired by Reps. Pocan and Takano. The Caucus held a kick-off event this week to voice opposition to the confirmation of Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) sent a letter to Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) expressing her strong opposition and disappointment to the removal of the artwork of Mr. David Pulphus, the high school artist and winner of Missouri’s 1st District Congressional Art Competition, from the exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) made the following statement after a week of highly partisan attacks led by radical Republicans to begin the 115th Congress.
“I am appalled by the behavior of extremist Congressional Republicans who would rather push an ideological agenda than tackle the issues facing our nation” said Congresswoman Adams.