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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Charlotte, N.C.—Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, delivered the commencement address at Lincoln University’s 159th commencement. During the ceremony, Congresswoman Adams was honored with the presentation of an honorary degree from the university. Since founding the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus in 2015, Rep. Adams has been awarded four honorary degrees.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S.
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the Women Small Business Growth Act to help female small business owners pay off crushing student loan debt and incentivize job creation.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA), members of the Small Business Committee, announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has granted their request to investigate whether Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are receiving adequate support from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help develop successful entrepreneurs.
Washington, D.C,--Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams, founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus announced HBCU priorities included in the FY2018 omnibus appropriations package.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement about the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act which funds the government through September 30, 2018:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-chair of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, released the following statement on the inclusion of HBCU Priorities in the 2018 Omnibus:
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Caucus hosted the first HBCU STEAM Day of Action on Capitol Hill. This unique event brought HBCU presidents and administrators from thirty-four schools and industry leaders to Capitol Hill to meet with key Members of Congress and senior staff from both parties and in both chambers.
Washington, D.C.—Today, during the first HBCU STEAM Day of Action, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, announced that Lyft is the second entity to take the HBCU Partnership Challenge. The previously announced Challenge and survey are an effort to promote equal support for HBCUs and the students they serve.
Charlotte, N.C.—Today, following a letter she sent to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on October 26, 2017, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted the students of the now closed, Charlotte School of Law expanded eligibility for a closed school loan discharge.