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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Feb 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-chair of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, introduced legislation to overturn an outdated, biased policy and provide 1890s Land-Grant Universities with the same financial flexibility currently enjoyed by their peers established in 1862. The Carryover Equity Act (H.R. 4984) would fix a provision that prohibits 1890s Land-Grant Universities – all of which are Historically Black Universities – from carrying over more than 20 percent of their equity from one fiscal year to the next.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan announced earlier today.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement.

Feb 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the second government shutdown in less than one month.

“This avoidable crisis is a self-inflicted wound by Republicans,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Since the last shutdown, there have been no hearings, no debates, and no opportunity to address the challenges facing our nation. Now, Republican’s inability to govern will have grave consequences for our country.” 

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

The House of Representatives approved legislation today to reform how Congress handles reports of sexual harassment, The Hill reports.

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus made a silent but strong statement during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, wearing African kente cloth to protest disparaging remarks the president made about African nations.

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

Teacher shortages are common across the United States. However, there are several high-need areas where this shortage is most profound.

For most states, as their English Learner (ELs) population grows, it has become abundantly clear that they need more educators able to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or at a minimum, have the skills necessary to support the nearly 4.6 million English Learners in our classrooms.

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary want to censure President Trump for his remarks denigrating Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. “We were deeply disturbed and offended by President Trump’s remarks regarding Haiti and African countries,” U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference on Jan. 18.

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

The ruling came late Tuesday from a panel of three federal judges: North Carolina’s congressional district maps were found, yet again, to be unconstitutional.

District maps were redrawn in 2011 after the release of 2010 census data.

For many states, the influence of a Republican-dominated legislatures was felt in the redistricting process. But lawsuits on redistricting have been filed in 38 states so far.

Feb 7, 2018 In The News

Farm and nutrition groups were slow to react to the farm bill and legislative principles Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released.