Equity Action Plan

On the first day of the Biden-Harris Administration, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985 on “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” calling for a comprehensive approach for the Federal Government to transform itself—for fairness and equity to become not just ideals, but principles embedded in the daily practices by…

The White House Office of Science and Technology Equity Action Plan

OSTP Senior Policy Advisor for Public Engagement in Science Dr. Erica Kimmerling and OSTP Legal Counsel Min Hee Kim On the first day of the Biden-Harris Administration, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985 on “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” calling for the Federal Government to pursue a comprehensive approach…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Releases Agency Equity Action Plans to Advance Equity and Racial Justice Across the Federal Government

On his first day in office, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. That historic Executive Order directed the whole of the federal government to advance an ambitious equity and racial justice agenda. Today, more than 90 federal agencies, including all Cabinet-level agencies, are releasing…

Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government

 “It is therefore the policy of my Administration that the Federal Government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.  Affirmatively advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: The Biden-Harris Administration’s America the Beautiful Challenge Garners Praise from Philanthropy, Conservation, Hunting and Fishing, Environmental, Outdoor Recreation, and Equity Leaders

The Biden-Harris Administration launched a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge this week that will leverage Federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts across the country. The America the Beautiful Challenge is anchored by an initial commitment of $440 million of Federal resources over…

White House OPE Health Equity Forum on Broadband Accessibility and Telehealth

On March 16th, the White House Office of Public Engagement held the latest in its series of Health Equity Forums to discuss plans underway to ensure strong partnerships across the health sector in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Forum was an opportunity to hear directly from White House officials about how we…

President Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Advances Equity

From his first days in office, the President has pursued an agenda to ensure all Americans can lead lives of dignity and extend the reach of America’s promise. Consistent with the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to a whole-of-government effort to advance equity and racial justice, the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023 makes historic investments to…

Ambassador Susan E. Rice Video Remarks Announcing Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity Action Plan

As Prepared For Delivery: Good morning, and welcome. I’m Susan Rice, President Biden’s Domestic Policy Advisor. I want to thank Vice President Harris and Secretary Fudge for their leadership, and the Austin, Johnson, and Priestly families who will share their stories today. We focus on “equity” a lot in this Administration. Usually, we’re referring to…

Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of my Administration to eliminate discriminatory pay practices that inhibit the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Federal workforce and the procurement…

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