Buttigieg Wants $20 Million For Female Crash Test Dummies To ‘Fight Gender Inequity’

During a Thursday hearing before the House Appropriations subcommittee, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg put forward a proposal calling for investing $20 million in brand-new female crash test dummies to combat “gender inequity.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, applauded Buttigieg’s proposal — which would take money from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) fiscal year 2024 budget that could be spent on fixing the nation’s roads or other critical updates.

According to the Democrat congresswoman, Buttigieg is intending to make “important investments to address the road safety crisis.”

She stated that funding new female crash test dummies is one of those important investments, referring to the purchase as “critical.”

“This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims,” DeLauro added.

The Connecticut congresswoman went on to note that she had previously written to the transportation secretary about the necessity of female crash test dummies.

The DOT requested the $20 million for the purchase to “support cutting-edge safety and accessibility research initiatives,” including the creation of a test dummy “that represents small-sized adult females.”

The proposed plan also states that the money would be used to fund research on “the impact of driver distraction from in-vehicle technology interfaces” — along with research into factors that must be considered when designing vehicles that would be accessible to those with impairments.

DeLauro’s praise of Buttigieg came just one day after Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unveiled his debt ceiling resolution — which would require the federal government to begin cutting spending. While the bill suggests raising the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion over the next year, it is not enough to satisfy the Biden administration’s demands — leaving them with no choice but to cut spending in some areas to make up for new spending.

OANN notes: “By bringing discretionary expenditure back to pre-pandemic levels and keeping budget increases at 1% annually, the plan could control inflation and restrain government spending.”

McCarthy spoke out about his plan, stating that the Biden administration has to start considering the idea of saving money like the rest of Americans do.

“If Washington wants to spend money, it will have to come together to save money… Just like every household in America,” he said, adding that the plan also has to potential to “claw back billions of dollars of unspent COVID spending that has sat for the last two years.”

While Verity Now reports that women are “73% more likely to be injured in a car wreck than men,” many have pointed out that even acknowledging the reasons behind that statistic directly contradicts the radical left’s gender ideology.

OANN reports: “The statistic insinuates that women generally have weaker, more fragile bodies than men do. However, when this knowledge has been brought up in other contexts, especially regarding transwomen’s participation in female sports, the same Democrat officials have typically disagreed or considered this fact to be unrelated, or even transphobic.”