WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams announced the re-launch of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus.
Adams, caucus co-chair and founder, led a bipartisan discussion in an event attended by more than 20 HBCU presidents. The caucus has grown to 84 members in the House and Senate since its launch in 2015.
The caucus introduced the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act. It builds on the President’s 2017 executive order on HBCUs by requiring federal agencies to strategically engage and invest in HBCUs.
“This bill will require every administration to strategically engage and invest in HBCUs,” Adams said. “These institutions provide over $15 billion annually to our economy and have provided pathways of opportunity for millions of Americans, particularly low-income and first-generation college students.”