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H.R. 8422: Stop Imposing Woke Ideology Abroad Act

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The lead sponsor opposes adding this new position at State, just like he opposes adding a new state.


When Joe Biden was vice president during Barack Obama’s presidency, the State Department created several new positions centered around themes of inclusivity and progressivism.

In 2015, Obama named Randy Berry to be the department’s first Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons. Under Biden, that role is filled by Jessica Stern.

Similarly, in 2010, Obama named Judith Heumann as the department’s first Special Advisor on International Disability Rights. Under Biden, that role is filled by Sara Minkara.

Now, Biden is getting into the game himself.

In April, his State Department announced that it would create a new position: Special Representative for Racial Equity …

Sponsor and status

Andy Biggs

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Jul 19, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 19, 2022

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4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 19, 2022

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