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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina

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Sep 18, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) released the following statement regarding National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week.

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC - “Hurricane Florence has officially made landfall in North Carolina and is already causing major flooding and devastation along the coast. The storm is projected to release over ten inches of rain in Charlotte, triggering life threatening flood conditions in Mecklenburg.

Sep 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus along with Co-Chair Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) and HBCU Caucus Members Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), and Rep.

Sep 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams released the following statement on Hurricane Florence as North Carolina braces for impact:

Sep 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams released the following statement on Hurricane Florence as North Carolina braces for impact:

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement in response to a report of subpoenas issued by the U.S.

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), along with original cosponsor Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), introduced the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) Act, a bill to reduce the racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity.

Aug 25, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ):

Aug 20, 2018 Press Release

Charlotte, NC – Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) presented Khalia Braswell with the One Meck Community Recognition Award. This award is presented to constituents who have exhibited exemplary character and service to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the 12th Congressional District.

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Aug 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. made the following statement on the death of musical icon and legend, Aretha Franklin: 

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Jan 10, 2018 In The News

Despite the fact that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) provide sound educational opportunities to promising students, smaller endowments, lower levels of federal investment, and fewer alumni giving have created a funding deficit across many of these institutions.

Jan 10, 2018 In The News

North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts are headed for redrawing.

Jan 10, 2018 In The News

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), David Perdue (R-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act (S.2268)a bill which will help improve the financial health of some of our country’s most critical higher education institutions.

Jan 10, 2018 In The News

There is a sense among many presidents at historically black colleges and universities that the Trump Administration, while not overly friendly to HBCUs by initiative or policy, has been a salve against what many expected would happen in a fury of budget cuts and racism-driven reforms.

Nov 14, 2017 In The News

The Department of Education has the authority to extend enrollment requirements for school loan discharges if there are “exceptional circumstances,” which is what should happen for students at the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law, say a group of North Carolina U.S. Congress members.

Oct 26, 2017 In The News

In the midst of last week’s blazing controversy concerning President Donald Trump’s alleged insensitive remarks to a Gold Star widow upon her husband’s death, and the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly’s lambasting of a Florida congresswoman who criticized  Trump afterward, both North Carolina black congressional members are outraged, and say the White House owes apologies to

Oct 24, 2017 In The News


At least 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly apologize for making inaccurate statements about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) after she stood up for the family of a fallen soldier who felt “disrespected” by President Trump.

Oct 12, 2017 In The News

In 2016, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) lifted 3.6 million people out of poverty, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is one of many measures of SNAPs effectiveness as an anti-poverty program.

Oct 5, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressmen David Price and Ted Deutch have sent a letter to President Trump asking that he certify Iran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement negotiated in 2015.

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