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H.Res. 628: Eliminating the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.

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When Democrats reclaimed Congress’s lower-chamber majority in 2019, the party created the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Its goal is to encourage diversity among the House’s approximately 10,000-person workforce, who work for members and committees.

The office is led by Sesha Joi Moon, a black queer woman who was previously Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity at the government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Although House Republicans opposed the office’s creation at the time, they made no real legislative effort to actually eliminate it. Despite being in the minority for the next four years, they never introduced an official standalone bill to eliminate it, even as a protest.

In 2023, since Republicans reclaimed …

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Alexander Mooney

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2023
Length: 2 pages
Jul 27, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jul 27, 2023

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 27, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


16 Cosponsors (16 Republicans)

1% chance of being agreed to (details)


Jul 27, 2023

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H.Res. 628 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 628. This is the one from the 118th Congress.

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