More on Congressional Issues
Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) gave the following statement after the Republican tax bill conference report was released:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) offered an amendment to the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform, (PROSPER) Act to protect minority serving institutions (MSI). The amendment was offered following a letter that Congresswoman Adams sent to Chairwoman Foxx highlighting her concerns with provisions impacting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and MSIs within the PROSPER Act. The letter went unanswered so today Rep. Adams offered this amendment to address some of those concerns.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, co-chair of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, led a letter to Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx highlighting her concerns for HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform, or PROSPER, Act. The PROSPER Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act for the first time since 2008, is expected to be marked up in the Education and Workforce Committee tomorrow.
Greensboro, N.C.--Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, was awarded an honorary degree from her alma mater, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), today at their December graduation.
Charlotte, N.C.—During National Computer Science Week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is excited to announce the winner of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) from North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, Vietfu Tang. Mr. Tang is a student at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte. His app, called Alacrity, is designed to help people prepare for natural disasters.
“Today’s continuing resolution is a slap in the face to my constituents and our state and local governments. The 12th District deserves greater funding certainty and we should have provided that,” said Congresswoman Adams. “Instead of working on a bipartisan, long-term funding bill that addresses key priorities, such as funding for Community Health Centers and the Children's Health Insurance Program, House Republicans have wasted a year re-litigating healthcare and trying to score political points. This is unacceptable and I will not support such a haphazard approach.”
“How many more lives have to be lost before we demand a change? It’s outrageous that Congress just voted to pass a gun bill that tramples state’s rights and endangers our communities, all to appease the NRA. We need gun control now. ”
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, sent a letter extending an invitation to Johnathan Holifield, the newly appointed Executive Director of the White House HBCU Initiative, to meet with the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus on Capitol Hill. The letter invited Mr. Holifield to meet with the Caucus to discuss HBCU priorities and the use of public-private partnerships to continue moving the ball forward for HBCUs.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after H.Res. 630– Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes passed under suspension of the rules. Rep. Adams is an original cosponsor of H. Res. 630.
Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the Senate passed their version of the tax bill.