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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

Aug 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced a resolution "expressing the sense of Congress that August 30, 2020, be observed as the 130th anniversary of the 1890 Institutions." Today, the 1890 Universities Foundation, with the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), hosted a webinar to celebrate the anniversary and acknowledged the resolution’s introduction.

Aug 31, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced three new companies joining the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge. 
Aug 23, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) marked 100 days since the House passed The Heroes Act, an urgently needed bill to secure the strategic testing, tracing and treatment required to reopen safely, to provide strong support for our frontline heroes in state and local government, and to put money in the pockets of the American people.

Aug 12, 2020 Press Release

CHARLOTTE – The Office of Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) is holding multiple virtual events during the August work period to engage constituents on issues including jobs, upward mobility, housing, and more.

Jul 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced H.R. 7380, the HBCU Capital Finance Debt Relief Act, to cancel the obligation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to repay capital financing loans that place a crushing burden on these institutions during COVID-19. In addition to the bill, Rep. Adams authored a letter, joined by 20 other members of Congress, calling on Congressional leaders to consider and pass H.R. 7380.

Jul 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) has spent the first half of 2020 fighting in Congress and in Charlotte for the best possible response to the economic and health crises caused by COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the crisis, Rep. Adams' and her office has: 

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.