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May 11, 2023 | Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Introduces Legislation to Eliminate DEI in the Military

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today introduced The Eliminate DEI in the Military Act to prohibit federal funding from being used for any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activity in the armed forces, service academies, or at the Department of Defense. 

“The military’s sole focus should be on the safety and security of the American people, but under the Biden administration, our nation’s military has become engulfed in left wing propaganda. These so-called DEI programs are harming the recruitment and retention of military personnel. Recently, the Air Force selected students for a pilot training class based solely on specific race and gender requirements, rather than by time served in their units. What message does that send to individuals who put in the time, but don’t check a DEI box?” said Rep. Greg Steube. “My legislation ensures these divisive and racist activities are eliminated from our nation’s military.”

The legislation will eliminate DEI activities in trainings, programs, educational materials and with respect to a position of employment or an appointment in the armed forces, service academies, and Department of Defense. 

Read the bill text here.