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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Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement today in support of the Aim Higher Act - a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that reflects Democrats’ vision for an accessible, affordable higher education system.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Recognizing and Encouraging Agricultural Leadership (REAL) Opportunity Act. This legislation will increase the research capacity and outreach of 1890s HBCUs by creating six Centers for Excellence and Leadership on their campuses.
Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), co-chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, and Congressman Mark Walker (NC-06) welcomed their third class of Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus interns to Washington, D.C. this week. The internship, launched in 2016, welcomes a student from Johnson C. Smith University and North Carolina A&T State University to Washington, D.C. to intern for four weeks in both Reps. Adams’ and Walker’s offices.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced the passage of two amendments she offered to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): an amendment to reauthorize the SCORE program and an amendment to promote increased participation in federal procurement by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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: