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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Alma Adams (12th District of North Carolina)

Nov 19, 2019

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution to fund government operations until December 20, 2019:


“Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation to keep government open for another month,” said Congresswoman Adams. “In lieu of a comprehensive, long-term agreement, I voted yes to ensure that the government services North Carolinians depend on continue without delay.”


“However, I am deeply disappointed that the FUTURE Act, a bill that would restore $255 million in essential mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and all Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), a bill that was approved by the House of Representatives with unanimous support, was not included after the objections of Chairman Lamar Alexander and Senate Republicans. Chairman Alexander holds the fates of six million students in his hands, and his consistent opposition to the FUTURE Act is denying them access to careers in emerging STEM fields.”


“I will continue the fight to include FUTURE Act funds in next month’s spending package – in the meantime, I urge Senate Republicans to stop with the partisan games and allow the FUTURE Act to be immediately considered by the full Senate.”