U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., is championing a bill “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.”
Steube introduced the “Eliminate DEI in the Military Act” last week.
The bill 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.”
Steube weighed in on why he unveiled the proposal.
“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? My legislation ensures these divisive and racist activities are eliminated from our nation’s military,” said Steube.
The bill was sent to the U.S. House Armed Services and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. So far, thee are no House co-sponsors and no companion measure in the U.S. Senate.
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