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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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More on Education

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ sweeping legislation to invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis, building new affordable housing, and addressing disparities in communities across North Carolina and throughout the country.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two of Congresswoman Alma Adams' (NC-12) amendments will be included in H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, an omnibus infrastructure bill being considered by the House of Representatives this week. Both amendments concern equitable resources for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Jun 30, 2020 Press Release
CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) celebrated a $100,000 grant awarded by the USDA's Farm to School program to Out Teach. Out Teach ( is a national nonprofit that
Jun 28, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) hosted a reception honoring the winners of the Congressional Art Competition in North Carolina's 12th Congressional District.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of overriding President Trump's veto of H.J.Res. 76, Blocking DeVos Rule That Denies Relief to Students Defrauded by Predatory Colleges.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is searching for the next student app developer in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Since 2013, the Congressional App Challenge has provided high school students across the country the opportunity to create and display their software applications (or “app”) for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. The competition is intended to encourage engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

Jun 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a letter calling on the leaders of the United States Senate to extend Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for school children. Adams is joined on the letter by Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and David Price (NC-04).

The need to extend benefits is urgent as North Carolina's school year ended June 12.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Charlotte – Today is Congresswoman Alma Adams' 74th Birthday, and an occasion to celebrate a landmark year in her public service career. In addition to continuing her leadership role in Congress on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Adams has taken on a new role as the co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. Adams continued to lead on Affordable Housing, Hunger, and Health Care issues as well.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on her vote in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives:
May 12, 2020 Press Release
Charlotte – Democrats Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) and Congressmen A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) joined Republican Congressmen Michael R.