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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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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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Jan 23, 2020 Event

You are cordially invited to join me for the fourth annual State of the District Address where I'll review the achievements of the first half of the 116th Congress, share my vision for the 12th Congressional District, and hear the community’s thoughts on issues impacting our district.

Dec 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), released the following statement after the signing of her bill H.R. 5363, the FUTURE Act.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) unveiled a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report she commissioned to investigate whether the Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing adequate support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help students become successful small business owners.

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved her bill H.R. 5363, the FUTURE Act, by a vote of 319 to 96,

 

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) released the following statement after she was joined by leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus, urging House leadership to include the FUTURE Act in the upcoming government funding package:
 
 
Nov 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), released the following statement on the advancement of the College Affordability Act:

 

Sep 28, 2019 Event

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., invitied all high school students, their families and teachers to attend the 4th annual Military Service Academy Day. Students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the following academies: Naval, Air Force, Military at West Point, Merchant Marine, and US Coast Guard. Additionally, students will be able to learn how they can be nominated to receive full scholarships to these prestigious institutions!

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) released the following statement on the Senate’s refusal to pass the FUTURE Act.

 

Sep 23, 2019 In The News

Reps. Alma Adams and Mark Walker are sponsoring legislation that extends for two years hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for minority-serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The current authorization for that money expires at the end of the month. “It is dire that we pass this bill,” said Adams, D-12th District. The legislation, called the FUTURE Act, cleared the House this week, but its fate in the Senate is uncertain. Adams warned if the authorization for the funding is not renewed, it could lead to “laying off” of staff and faculty.