Posted on March 25, 2024

US House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to Be Disbanded as Part of Government Spending Bill

Nicquel Terry Ellis et al., CNN, March 25, 2024

The US House Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be dissolved as part of the government spending bill that passed Friday, the office’s director said in a statement Friday.

Sesha Joi Moon said in her statement to CNN that her department will be replaced by the Office of Talent Management under the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will close effective Monday, Moon said. The change comes as DEI programs and initiatives across the country are facing increasing attacks from critics and Republican lawmakers.

The office was first formed in March 2020 with a mission of creating a congressional workforce that reflected the makeup of the nation.


Members of the Congressional Black Associates, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus released a joint statement on Monday saying they were “disheartened” by the loss of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. {snip}