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JD Vance Along with Others Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Federal DEI Programs


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX-27), along with several cosponsors, have introduced the Dismantle DEI Act, aiming to eliminate all federal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs and funding. This move comes amid growing concerns about the impact of DEI initiatives on government institutions and taxpayer dollars.

The legislation, endorsed by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), and fifteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, seeks to dismantle DEI programs across federal agencies, contractors, organizations receiving federal grants, and educational accreditation agencies.

Senator Vance emphasized, “The DEI agenda is a destructive ideology that breeds hatred and racial division. It has no place in our federal government or anywhere else in our society.” He added, “Americans’ tax dollars should not be co-opted to spread this radical and divisive ideology – this bill would ensure they are not.”

Congressman Cloud echoed Vance’s sentiments, stating, “DEI practices have zero place in our federal government.” He emphasized the need to restore merit and equality, asserting that DEI initiatives have fostered division within institutions and culture.

The legislation aims to rescind executive orders related to DEI policies, terminate Chief Diversity Officers, close DEI offices, end DEI and critical race theory trainings, prohibit mandatory employee DEI pledges, and revoke all DEI funding across various federal agencies. Additionally, it would prevent federal contracts and grants from being awarded to entities practicing DEI.

Support for the Dismantle DEI Act has come from conservative organizations such as Heritage Action for America, Citizens for Renewing America, and the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life.

Critics argue that DEI programs promote fairness and equality, but proponents of the legislation contend that they have instead led to division and bias within institutions.

The bill’s sponsors are urging Congress to take action to eliminate what they view as wasteful and divisive policies within the federal government.

Read the legislation here.