During the 116th Congress, Alma Adams' Landmark Legislation Hoisted HBCUs and Elevated Equity in Education
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.
“During the 116th Congress, education faced one of its greatest peacetime challenges. COVID-19 threatens the health and wellbeing of our students, teachers, and educators, and the economic fallout from the pandemic poses major challenges to higher education institutions,” said Congresswoman Adams. “However, legislation like the FUTURE Act will ensure HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions can continue to provide a pathway to success for over 5 million students."
“In 2021, it’s essential that we correct the mistakes of the current Administration and get the pandemic under control so students and educators can return to the classroom safely. We have to continue to address the educational equity gap that has been widened by COVID-19. Finally, we must continue to work to ensure that our public education system opens doors of opportunity for all Americans.”
Adams' work on Education and Labor issues in the 116th Congress includes:
Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. In August, she wrote about the importance of HBCUs for Essence Magazine, which dubbed her the “Godmother of HBCUs.”