Read our 2017 Report Card for Adams.
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
Alma Adams sits on the following committees:
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).
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%)
Some of Adams’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Adams’s Vote||Vote 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.
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 Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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Alma Adams is pronounced:
AL-muh // A-dumz
The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:
|Letter||Sounds As In|
Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.
Other Data 2015 - 2016
Congressional Committee Assignments
Alma Adams is a member of the following congressional committee(s):
Quality of Disclosure 2015 - 2016
Based on data released by the FEC.
Personal Finances 2015
|Net Worth||$265,002 to $550,000|
|Agreements for Future Employment||0|
|Gifts Received||0 totaling $0|
|Payments to Charitable Organizations in lieu of Honoraria||0 totaling $0|
|Earned and Non-Investment Income||0 totaling $0|
|Liabilities||1 totaling $100,001 to $250,000|
|Positions Held Outside U.S. Government||0|
|Financial Transactions||0 totaling $0 to $0|
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Indirect Expenditures That Target This Member
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.
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