After congressional budget rollbacks surrounding diversity and inclusion programs, the House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion, led by Dr. Sesha Joi Moon, was dissolved. Credit: (Courtesy photo)

This post was originally published on The Washington Informer

By Ashleigh Fields

Members of Congress recently voted to approve a $1.2 trillion federal spending bill on March 23. A majority of the funds will go toward the Department of Defense at $824 billion and a $1 billion investment went to childcare Head Start programs, but funding for education and national diversity and inclusion programs were rolled back. 

After signing the bill, President Joe Biden wrote, “This agreement represents a compromise, which means neither side got everything it wanted.”

One of the many entities adversely impacted includes the House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). It was formed over four years ago with the goal of advising offices within the majority and minority parties.

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