Readout of First Principals Committee Meeting on Advancing Equity

The White House

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice convened the first Principals Committee Meeting on Advancing Equity as outlined by President Biden’s January 20th Executive Order on advancing equity and support for underserved communities. The Committee is chaired by the Domestic Policy Advisor and includes Cabinet-level leaders from all federal agencies and senior White House officials tasked with enacting a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all throughout our federal policies and institutions.

During the virtual meeting, Cabinet leaders and senior Administration officials – including the Secretaries of Transportation, Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration – shared their work to date to embed equity and racial justice at the highest levels of the federal government. With the majority of the Cabinet in place, agency leaders affirmed their commitment to ensure that the President’s Executive Order leads to historic and ambitious work to advance equity that matches the urgency of this moment. Agency leadership and senior White House officials also discussed OMB guidance to agencies on coordinating implementation of the Order.

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