Alma Adams Committees Assignment In The Home

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Adams.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Adams is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Adams has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Alma Adams sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Adams was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Adams sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (27%)Taxation (15%)Commerce (15%)Agriculture and Food (12%)Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)Housing and Community Development (8%)Health (8%)Animals (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Adams’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Adams’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Yea H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2014 to Mar 2018, Adams missed 121 of 2,184 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2014 Nov-Dec4824.2%85th
2015 Jan-Mar14410.7%26th
2015 Apr-Jun2447028.7%99th
2015 Jul-Sep13900.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec17700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar13764.4%61st
2016 Apr-Jun204167.8%86th
2016 Jul-Sep23283.4%80th
2016 Nov-Dec4800.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar20810.5%23rd
2017 Apr-Jun13600.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16700.0%0th
2018 Jan-Mar1011716.8%94th

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:

Alma Adams is pronounced:

AL-muh // A-dumz

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In
acat
dday
lleg
mman
ucup
uhcup
zzebra

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

Other Data 2015 - 2016

Congressional Committee Assignments

Alma Adams is a member of the following congressional committee(s):

Leadership PACs

Quality of Disclosure 2015 - 2016

TypeAmountPercentage
Full Disclosure$145,05399.32%
Incomplete$1500.10%
No Disclosure$8500.58%

Based on data released by the FEC.

Personal Finances 2015

Net Worth$265,002 to $550,000
Rank290
Agreements for Future Employment0
Compensation0
Gifts Received0 totaling $0
Payments to Charitable Organizations in lieu of Honoraria0 totaling $0
Earned and Non-Investment Income0 totaling $0
Liabilities1 totaling $100,001 to $250,000
Positions Held Outside U.S. Government0
Financial Transactions0 totaling $0 to $0
Trip Reimbursements0

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Indirect Expenditures That Target This Member

Committee NameAffiliateTotalForAgainstType
Sierra Club$20$20$0IE
Replacements Ltd$0$0$0IE

IE is Independent Expenditures, CC is Communication Cost and EC is Electioneering Communications. Coordinated Expenditures are not included. More information is available in our Outside Spending section.

Contact Data

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