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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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More on Education

Nov 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) addressed the United States House of Representatives in support of the National Apprenticeship Reauthorization Act of 2020. Adams is a cosponsor of the bill, which includes her amendment, the Apprenticeship Access for All Act of 2020.

Video of the remarks is available here.

Oct 31, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) had a busy October representing Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Here are the highlights:


·         Adams fought for economic relief for Charlotte's struggling airline workers.

Oct 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), along with Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and 27 colleagues in the House and Senate, is urging congressional leadership to ensure that our nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have equitable access to federal research and development funds in upcoming COVID-19 relief packages.

Oct 19, 2020 Press Release

ZOOM – This week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a virtual "HBCU Day" event at 12 Noon on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities, is open to the public, and is open press.

Information on the event is available at, and below:

Oct 9, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE— Congresswoman Alma Adams will host a 12th Congressional District Military Service Academy Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 AM.

Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to attend to receive a comprehensive overview of the US Service Academies, and learn how high school students can be nominated to attend the academies on a full scholarship.

Sep 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is urging the United States Senate, including the most ineffective Senate leader of all time, Mitch McConnell, to take up and pass the new Heroes Act:

Sep 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) introduced legislation to ensure that all Americans have equal access to apprenticeship programs that align with today’s workforce needs. This bill is part of the broader National Apprenticeship Act (NAA) of 2020.

Sep 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, in run-up to this week’s Third Annual, and first virtual, Diversity in Tech Summit, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced two new companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. 

Aug 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced a resolution "expressing the sense of Congress that August 30, 2020, be observed as the 130th anniversary of the 1890 Institutions." Today, the 1890 Universities Foundation, with the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), hosted a webinar to celebrate the anniversary and acknowledged the resolution’s introduction.

Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced three new companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge.