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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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Apr 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the last day of Black Maternal Health Week 2021, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12)Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus, announced two vital pieces of legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis: The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act and the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) ActSenator Kirsten Gillibrand (D

Apr 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-founder and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, and House Committee on Education & Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03)introduced the Community Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Families Act today. The CARE for Families Act will help improve maternal and infant health outcomes by strengthening partnerships between health care providers and local nutrition services.

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, advocating for the 12th District’s priorities in the forthcoming American Jobs Plan. 

Mar 31, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement on the release of President Biden's American Jobs Plan:
 
“A once-in-a-century crisis calls for once-in-a-century ideas, and President Biden's plan is that kind of big idea,” said Adams.
 
Mar 29, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – On Tuesday, March 30 at 6:00 PM EDT, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a town hall event for constituents on the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package passed earlier this month. The public is invited to attend and submit questions ahead of time.

Zoom registration for the event is available here.

Mar 25, 2021 Page

Deadline: April 14, 2021

If you are interested in submitting appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2022, please find Rep. Adams’ forms below. All requests must be submitted before 6:00 PM on April 14, 2021.

Members of our community wishing to voice their support for funding for important federal programs may continue to do so through the Programmatic and Language Request Form below.

Mar 25, 2021 Press Release

Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is honored to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition, which is open to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school students who reside in and/or attend school in the 12th Congressional District. Students can enter the competition here; submissions are due by April 16.

Mar 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Fourth Annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action saw engagement in both houses of Congress and across the political spectrum. The Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, co-chaired by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) and Representative French Hill (AR-02), hosted HBCU STEAM Day. The hundreds of HBCU and industry leaders participating in HBCU STEAM Day met with over 30 members of the Senate and the House of Representatives over the course of the week.

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Fourth Annual HBCU STEAM Day of Action continues on Thursday, March 11th with a panel discussion featuring Congressional heavyweights. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn are expected to speak at the “Pandemics and Partnerships: How Public and Private Sector Engagement can Propel a COVID Recovery” panel discussion at 12:00 Noon ET on March 11.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the COVID-19 virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature.