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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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Jul 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers. The groundbreaking investment will help remove barriers to decarbonization across the manufacturing sector and advance the Biden Administration’s goal of achieving a clean energy economy.

Jul 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus, as well as a professor for four decades at Bennett College, released a statement applauding the accreditation of Bennett College. The Department of Education determined in a July 23 letter that it will approve the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (“TRACS”) as Bennett’s institutional accrediting agency, effective as of March 25, 2021.

Jul 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus published this week's episode of their weekly podcast, The HBCU Caucus Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast are available at, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.
Jul 21, 2021 In The News

How do we ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic?

It’s one of the most important questions of our careers, and one of the most important questions our country has ever faced. While it’s clear the economy is improving, not all of our communities are benefiting equally in this recovery. 

Many small businesses face challenges accessing benefits. Many hourly workers haven’t seen their jobs return. Most disturbing is this solemn truth: Black, brown and indigenous communities have borne a disproportionate burden during COVID-19.  

Jul 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus announced a new weekly podcast, “The HBCU Caucus Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast are available at, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.

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  • Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., founder and co-chair
  • Rep. French Hill, co-chair
  • Senator Tim Scott, co-chair
Jul 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), and Rep.

Jul 14, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – On Monday, July 12, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona travelled to Charlotte to discuss the Biden Administration’s plans to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and make long-term investments in our students and their futures. He was hosted at three different locations in Charlotte by Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12).

Jul 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Rep. French Hill (R-AR), announced 50 new cosponsors of the Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for HBCU Excellence Act (IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act), as well as 25 endorsing organizations and industry leaders. The legislation would make historic investments in Historically Black Colleges and Universities to rectify over a century of systemic neglect. 

Jul 9, 2021 Press Release

CHARLOTTE - On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina will visit Johnson C. Smith University, tour the university’s Science Center, and participate in a roundtable discussion with students and education leaders.