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. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following remarks on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced a resolution Recognizing the 113th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. January 15 marks Founders' Day for the AKAs; Rep. Adams is a member of the Sorority.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), Representative French Hill (AR-02), and Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced the return of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus for the 117th Congress. The Caucus was originally founded in 2015; since then, it has grown to over 100 Members strong in both the House and the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) to strengthen partnerships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and federal agencies was signed into law last week. The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (PARTNERS) Act will strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country’s more than 100 HBCUs.
This is Adams' third stand-alone bill to be signed into law during the 116th Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams' (NC-12) bill, the HBCU Capital Finance Debt Relief Act, which cancels over $1.3 billion in debt held by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), was included in the Omnibus spending deal. Additionally, many of Adams' priorities to build equity in higher education were included in the FY21 Omnibus.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Haley Stevens (MI-11), and Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan (MP-At Large) led a letter with 22 of their colleagues calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make K-12 teachers and school personnel a priority group for receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the 116th Congress, Representative Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) was a tireless advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as a consistent voice on equity issues in education. Adams serves on the House Committee on Education and Labor, and as the co-chair and founder of the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37) and House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will join Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) on a higher education press call on Wednesday, December 16 at 9:30 AM EST. The call will cover topics ranging from successes in the 116th Congress; what teachers, students, and schools need before Congress goes home for the holidays; and what to look forward to in the next Congress and beyond.