Biden’s 2023 budget will ‘land the first woman and person of color on the moon’

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The Biden administration’s proposed $7.5 billion 2023 budget contains a provision to put the “first woman and person of color on the Moon.” Under the section to fund NASA, the provision is to enhance “US Human Spaceflight Leadership,” and the plan is for this monumental event to happen by 2025, just about three years from now.

It isn’t just in space flight that the Biden administration seeks to embed concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion, but across the entire budget. The preamble for the budget includes numerous references to expanding equity through funding across all federal agencies, and the budget itself uses the word equity 158 times in its 158 pages.

Upon taking office, Biden was insistent that equity would be a key component of every aspect of his administration’s governance, and this 2023 budget has funding for equity in every agency.

The budget states that “the President has taken historic steps to put equity at the center of his agenda—and why the President assembled the most diverse cabinet in American history to deliver on this Government-wide effort.”

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