Congresswoman Dr. Alma S. Adams was elected to her fifth full term representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina on November 3, 2022. After winning a special election in November 2014, Congresswoman Adams was sworn in immediately as the 100th woman elected to the 113th Congress.
Representative Adams serves on the Committee on Education & the Workforce and the House Committee on Agriculture. She serves on the subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development and is Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Additionally, she serves on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture and the Subcommittee on Farm Commodities, Risk Management and Credit.
One of her outstanding legislative accomplishments is the enactment of H.R. 5363, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act that permanently provides funding totaling $255 million a year for all Minority-Serving Institutions, including $85 million for HBCUs. Another is the establishment of a new $50 million R&D grant program for HBCUs and MSI’s in 2023 federal budget.