ADAMS, ALMA S. (A REPRESENTATIVE FROM NORTH CAROLINA)

ADAMS, ALMA S. (a Representative from North Carolina)

ADAMS, ALMA S. (a Representative from North Carolina)

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (H.R. 5515), H4571 [22MY], H4612 [23MY]

Dept. of the Interior, environment, and related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 6147), H6451 [17JY]

Appointments

Conferee: H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act, H6501 [18JY]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

African Americans: increase upward social mobility of Black families and help ensure equal protection under the law (see H.R. 5785), H3935 [11MY]

Armed Forces: provide permanent appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased members in the event of lapsed appropriations (see H.R. 1928), H583 [19JA]

Black History Month: observance (see H. Res. 755), H1443 [6MR]

Boko Haram (terrorist organization): condemn, call for release of captives, commend bravery of survivors, support efforts to address needs of girls and women impacted by extremism, and provide humanitarian assistance (see H. Res. 896), H4695 [23MY]

CDC: create a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and preservation of brain health (see H.R. 4256), H1477 [7MR]

Committee on the Library (Joint): obtain a statue of Shirley Chisholm for placement in the U.S. Capitol (see H.R. 4856), H581 [19JA]

Correctional institutions: prohibit use of restraints and restrictive housing on inmates during pregnancy, labor, and recovery, collect data on pregnant inmates, and address health needs relative to pregnancy and childbirth (see H.R. 6805), H8724 [13SE]

Courts: prohibit exclusion of individuals from service on a Federal jury on account of sexual orientation or gender identity (see H.R. 1515), H8739 [20SE]

Crime: protect victims of stalking from gun violence (see H.R. 3207), H7156 [24JY]

——— specify lynching as a hate crime (see H.R. 6086), H5152 [13JN]

——— support efforts to raise awareness and address needs of sexual assault survivors from historically and currently disenfranchised and underserved communities (see H. Res. 854), H3706 [26AP]

Dept. of Agriculture: grant farm numbers to individuals with certain documentation, include qualified intermediaries as recipients of farm ownership loans, and provide for a study of farmland tenure (see H.R. 6336), H6559 [18JY]

——— improve food safety, encourage greater production of agricultural commodities for use in the locality in which produced, and reauthorize and expand support of these efforts (see H.R. 3941), H1507 [9MR]

——— provide mandatory funding for grants to upgrade agricultural and food sciences facilities at land-grant African-American colleges and universities (see H.R. 5122), H1342 [1MR]

——— reauthorize and expand Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program to encourage purchase of fruits and vegetables under Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see H.R. 5563), H3441 [18AP]

——— remove certain limitations relative to commodity assistance for school breakfast programs (see H.R. 3738), H554 [18JA]

Dept. of Commerce: require provision of estimates by Bureau of Economic Analysis relative to distribution of aggregate economic growth across specific income groups (see H.R. 6874), H8883 [25SE]

Dept. of Education: address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students (see H.R. 1957), H8732 [17SE]

——— award higher education institutions grants for teaching English learners (see H.R. 4838), H553 [18JA]

——— carry out grant program for early childhood science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities (see H.R. 1288), H3746 [1MY]

——— improve opportunities to attain a quality, debt-free degree or credential (see H.R. 6543), H7720 [26JY]

——— provide grants for high-quality, local prekindergarten programs (see H.R. 2003), H3746 [1MY]

——— provide States with option of using grant funds to supply menstrual hygiene products to students (see H.R. 6953), H9150 [27SE]

Dept. of HHS: extend funding for certain public health programs (see H.R. 4820), H551 [18JA]

——— improve Head Start Program by assisting young children who experience higher barriers to learning due to chronic stress, neglect, hunger, abuse, or trauma outside of school (see H.R. 737), H4584 [22MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: provide for certain protections for aliens granted temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure (see H.R. 4253), H3050 [26MR]

——— strengthen partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions (see H.R. 6772), H8887 [25SE]

Dept. of HUD: extend Fair Housing Act protections to persons suffering discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation (see H.R. 1447), H8739 [20SE]

Dept. of Justice: limit ability to remove a special counsel (see H.R. 3654), H1127 [13FE]

——— provide a grant program for handgun licensing programs (see H.R. 5490), H3209 [12AP]

——— require a report of any Special Counsel who is removed from office (see H.R. 5533), H6589 [19JY]

——— require judicial review of executive branch ability to remove a special counsel (see H.R. 5476), H3397 [17AP]

Dept. of Labor: carry out a Federal subsidized employment program (see H.R. 6485), H7735 [31JY]

——— list employers that relocate call centers overseas, make such companies ineligible for Federal grants and loans, and require call center employees to disclose their physical location (see H.R. 1300), H7743 [3AU]

Dept. of State: establish a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Peoples in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (see H.R. 6033), H8732 [17SE]

Dept. of the Treasury: establish a Pension Rehabilitation Administration to make loans to multiemployer defined benefit plans from a Pension Rehabilitation Trust Fund (see H.R. 4444), H738 [2FE]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of certain per diem grant amounts (see H.R. 4099), H3316 [13AP]

Discrimination: prohibit in public accommodations on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity (see H.R. 3520), H8739 [20SE]

Doherty, Glen: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 2315), H9443 [23OC]

Drugs: acknowledge that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy and apologize to individuals and communities victimized by this policy (see H. Res. 933), H5154 [13JN]

Dunnigan, Alice Allison: tribute (see H. Res. 1060), H9421 [5OC]

Education: ensure public school teacher compensation is comparable to other college graduates and increase investment in public education (see H. Res. 876), H3833 [8MY]

Elections: protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for infrastructure used to carry out such elections (see H.R. 5011), H1342 [1MR]

EPA: address lead contamination in school drinking water (see H.R. 6951), H9150 [27SE]

——— call for resignation of E. Scott Pruitt as Administrator and appointment of an Administrator committed to fulfillment of the mission of the Agency (see H. Res. 834), H3441 [18AP]

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 6014), H6042 [10JY]

FCC: disapprove rule on net neutrality (see H.J. Res. 129), H1333 [27FE]

Federal employees: provide for compensation of furloughed employees in the event of a lapse in appropriations (see H.R. 4827), H584 [19JA] (see H.R. 4961), H973 [7FE] (see H.R. 5391), H2041 [22MR]

Federal Labor Relations Authority: provide collective bargaining rights for public safety officers employed by States or their political subdivisions (see H.R. 4846), H3316 [13AP]

Firearms: prohibit firearm dealers from proceeding with the sale of a weapon if a background check on the buyer is not returned by the FBI within 3 days (see H.R. 3464), H1267 [26FE]

——— regulate assault weapons and ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited (see H.R. 5087), H1266 [26FE]

Franklin, Aretha L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 6681), H7772 [24AU]

FTC: prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of abortion services (see H.R. 2566), H3936 [11MY]

——— prohibit unfair and deceptive practice of commercial sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy (see H.R. 2119), H478 [17JA]

Global Food Security Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 5129), H5507 [21JN]

Government: prioritize obligations and appropriate emergency funding for continued pay for the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers if statutory debt ceiling is reached or there is a funding gap (see H.R. 1536), H583 [19JA]

Graham, Billy: authorize to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol (see H. Con. Res. 107), H1226 [23FE]

Health: save and sustain health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum and eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths (see H.R. 1318), H4777 [5JN]

House of Representatives: prohibit Members from using congressional offices for personal overnight accommodations and allow a tax deduction for living expenses incurred by Members (see H.R. 5845), H4137 [16MY]

Housing: prohibit discrimination based on use of Section 8 housing vouchers (see H.R. 202), H3059 [5AP]

Immigration: limit separation of families at or near ports of entry (see H.R. 6135), H5284 [19JN]

——— oppose zero tolerance policy that prosecutes all adults entering the U.S. illegally and leads to family separation for parents attempting to enter with children (see H. Res. 927), H5581 [22JN]

——— reform (H.R. 4760), consideration (see H. Res. 774), H3444 [18AP]

——— require reunification of families separated as a result of the zero tolerance policy that prosecutes all adults entering the U.S. illegally (see H.R. 6236), H5814 [27JN]

Indianapolis (U.S.S.): award a Congressional Gold Medal to the crew (see H.R. 4107), H4210 [17MY]

Juneteenth Independence Day: observance (see H. Res. 948), H5285 [19JN]

Labor Management Relations Act: amend (see H.R. 6080), H5201 [14JN]

Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act: amend (see H.R. 6080), H5201 [14JN]

LGBT Equality Day: designate (see H. Res. 405), H5287 [19JN]

Medicaid: reauthorize Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program (see H.R. 5306), H3743 [27AP]

Medicare: coordinate programs to prevent and treat obesity (see H.R. 1953), H18 [8JA]

——— cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal screening test (see H.R. 1298), H5094 [12JN]

——— establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (see H.R. 4143), H1374 [5MR]

——— provide coverage of pharmacist services in medically underserved areas (see H.R. 592), H132 [10JA]

——— provide that Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs final regulation on payments for drugs and biologicals shall have no force or effect (see H.R. 4392), H170 [11JA]

——— repeal outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps (see H.R. 807), H737 [2FE]

——— require Dept. of HHS to negotiate prices of prescription drugs (see H.R. 6505), H7685 [25JY]

——— waive coinsurance for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening (see H.R. 1017), H1227 [23FE]

Memphis, TN: anniversary of sanitation workers’ strike (see H. Res. 715), H677 [29JA] (see H. Res. 720), H732 [30JA]

Mining and mineral resources: improve occupational safety law compliance, empower workers to raise concerns, prevent workplace tragedies, and establish rights for workplace accident victims and families (see H.R. 1903), H903 [6FE]

NAACP: anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 108), H1443 [6MR]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 731), H974 [7FE]

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 1104), H9406 [28SE]

National Foster Care Month: designate (see H. Res. 914), H4732 [25MY]

National Kinship Care Month: designate (see H. Res. 1093), H9151 [27SE]

National Labor Relations Act: amend (see H.R. 6080), H5201 [14JN]

National Media Diversity Month: designate (see H. Res. 888), H4733 [25MY]

National Men’s Health Week: observance (see H. Con. Res. 123), H5152 [13JN]

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor: mint coins in commemoration (see H.R. 1683), H3978 [15MY]

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 829), H3445 [18AP]

National Small Business Week: designate (see H. Res. 840), H3506 [24AP]

National Voting Rights Month: designate (see H. Res. 1058), H8170 [12SE]

National Women’s History Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 761), H1341 [1MR]

New York, NY: extend authorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (see H.R. 7062), H9449 [26OC]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (see H.R. 173), H5094 [12JN]

Phillips, Velvalea H. Rodgers: tribute (see H. Res. 863), H3742 [27AP]

Political campaigns: provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities (see H.R. 6239), H5814 [27JN]

——— reform the financing of congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors (see H.R. 20), H4139 [16MY]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 864), H9421 [5OC]

Postal Service: ensure that the Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization (see H. Res. 993), H7756 [17AU]

Powell, Barbara R. Johns: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 5561), H8172 [12SE]

SBA: clarify functions and duties of Office of Advocacy (see H.R. 6316), H5990 [6JY]

——— study and identify best practices for closing the gender, race, and income gap in patenting rates for certain small business concerns (see H.R. 6390), H7772 [24AU]

Schools: end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools (see H.R. 5374), H8739 [20SE]

Sexual harassment: provide for research to better understand causes and consequences of sexual harassment in the scientific workforce and examine policies to reduce the prevalence and negative impact of such harassment (see H.R. 7031), H9419 [5OC]

Small business: study and provide recommendations to promote participation of women and minorities in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system and extend Patent and Trademark Office authority to set fees (see H.R. 6758), H8106 [10SE]

Smith, Sean: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 2315), H9443 [23OC]

Social Security: eliminate waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (see H.R. 1171), H4733 [25MY]

Southwest Airlines Co.: commend Tammie Jo Bonnell Shults and crew for efforts to safely land aircraft suffering in-flight engine failure and express condolences to family of Jennifer Riordan who died during the flight (see H. Res. 837), H3452 [23AP]

Sports: mint coins in commemoration of anniversary of integration of baseball (see H.R. 6469), H6648 [23JY]

Stevens, J. Christopher: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 2315), H9443 [23OC]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: repeal and use funds to cancel student loan debt and increase Pell grants (see H.R. 5928), H4692 [23MY]

Taxation: eliminate requirement that charities, churches, and traditionally tax-exempt organizations pay Federal taxes on provided employee benefits (see H.R. 6504), H7685 [25JY]

——— encourage retirement savings (see H.R. 5282), H1608 [14MR]

——— extend the above-the-line deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers to individuals involved in early childhood education programs (see H.R. 1013), H3746 [1MY]

——— increase low-income housing credit (see H.R. 6542), H7735 [31JY]

——— reform the low-income housing credit (see H.R. 1661), H3052 [29MR]

Trump, President: censure and condemn for alleged disparaging remarks relative to countries of origin of certain immigrants and call for a retraction and apology for such remarks (see H. Res. 700), H553 [18JA]

U.S.-European Union-Norway-Iceland Air Transport Agreement: ensure permits issued to foreign air carriers to operate in the U.S. comply with certain labor standards or labor-related rights and principles (see H.R. 2150), H1335 [27FE]

Violence Against Women Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 6545), H7720 [26JY]

Voting: develop academic curriculum on importance, history of suppression, and current restrictive laws, issue stamp recognizing efforts supporting the right to vote, and promote elections and automatic registration (see H. Res. 1058), H8170 [12SE]

Women: combat international violence against women and girls (see H.R. 5034), H7735 [31JY]

Woods, Tyrone: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 2315), H9443 [23OC]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese American veterans in recognition of dedicated service (see H.R. 2358), H9443 [23OC]

Bills and resolutions introduced

Army: place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring Army Security Agency veterans of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnamese Conflict (see H.R. 7066), H9435 [16OC]

Black Maternal Health Week: observance (see H. Res. 818), H3147 [11AP]

Dept. of Agriculture: authorize transmission to Congress of annual reports prepared by certain land-grant colleges on Federal and State allotments received by such colleges (see H.R. 5309), H1651 [15MR]

——— provide financial flexibility for certain land-grant African-American colleges and universities by allowing carryover of funding from year to year (see H.R. 4984), H1074 [8FE]

——— reform and continue agricultural and other programs (see H.R. 6091), H5152 [13JN]

Dept. of Education: establish a student loan forgiveness program for women who are small business owners (see H.R. 5416), H3052 [29MR]

——— permanently reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions (see H.R. 6876), H8883 [25SE]

Dept. of HHS: reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity through supporting implicit bias training, pregnancy medical home programs, and incorporating bias recognition in medical school skills testing (see H.R. 6698), H7824 [4SE]

Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office Building, Charlotte, NC: designate (see H.R. 5451), H3094 [10AP]

National African American Women Engineers Day: designate (see H. Res. 746), H1226 [23FE]

National Women’s Small Business Month: observance (see H. Res. 1134), H9448 [26OC]

SBA: report certain information to Congress and the President (see H.R. 6382), H6262 [16JY]

Constitutional authority statements

Army: place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring Army Security Agency veterans of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnamese Conflict (H.R. 7066), H9436 [16OC]

Dept. of Agriculture: authorize transmission to Congress of annual reports prepared by certain land-grant colleges on Federal and State allotments received by such colleges (H.R. 5309), H1653 [15MR]

——— provide financial flexibility for certain land-grant African-American colleges and universities by allowing carryover of funding from year to year (H.R. 4984), H1075 [8FE]

——— reform and continue agricultural and other programs (H.R. 6091), H5153 [13JN]

Dept. of Education: establish a student loan forgiveness program for women who are small business owners (H.R. 5416), H3052 [29MR]

——— permanently reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions (H.R. 6876), H8885 [25SE]

Dept. of HHS: reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity through supporting implicit bias training, pregnancy medical home programs, and incorporating bias recognition in medical school skills testing (H.R. 6698), H7824 [4SE]

Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office Building, Charlotte, NC: designate (H.R. 5451), H3096 [10AP]

SBA: report certain information to Congress and the President (H.R. 6382), H6263 [16JY]

Letters

Dept. of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reform: Dena R. Diorio, Mecklenburg County, NC, Manager, H4053 [16MY]

Remarks

Dept. of Agriculture: reform and continue agricultural and other programs (H.R. 2), H3874, H3875 [9MY], H4053 [16MY]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, H3104 [11AP]

——— Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reform, H3874, H3875 [9MY], H4053 [16MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen border security and increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws (H.R. 6136), H5510 [22JN]

Dept. of the Interior, environment, and related agencies: making appropriations (H.R. 6147), H6451, H6452 [17JY]

EPA: Environmental Justice program funding, H6451, H6452 [17JY]

Firearms: gun control, H4278 [21MY]

Immigration: oppose zero tolerance policy that prosecutes all adults entering the U.S. illegally and leads to family separation for parents attempting to enter with children, H5510 [22JN]

SBA: reauthorize SCORE Association (H.R. 1700), H6029, H6030 [10JY]

——— report certain information to Congress and the President (H.R. 6382), H8813 [25SE]

Small business: expand intellectual property education and training to assist with obtaining and protecting patents (H.R. 2655), H6031 [10JY]

——— study and provide recommendations to promote participation of women and minorities in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system and extend Patent and Trademark Office authority to set fees (H.R. 6758), H8816 [25SE]

Votes: position on missed, E44• [16JA]

Remarks in House relative to

Leave of absence: granted, H130 [10JA]

Tributes

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, H3389 [17AP]