Biden submits $6 trillion in the fiscal year 2022 budget to Congress.
U.S. President Biden proposed a budget for the 2022 fiscal year with a total value of US$6 trillion on May 28, local time, detailing the proposed substantial increase in federal spending. After the budget is handed over to Congress, it is expected to be changed before signing. Biden has focused his funding on priority areas, including infrastructure, education, research, public health, paid leave, and childcare.
The plan proposed this time includes the American Employment Plan and the American Family Plan. In addition to the previously formulated US$4 trillion in infrastructure, employment, and economic proposals, the budget also includes additional funding projects, including investing in new health research institutions focused on diseases such as cancer, addressing gun violence and the climate crisis, and helping the homeless The returnable and curb the proliferation of opioids, etc.
Biden asked Congress to allocate US$932 billion for discretionary non-defense projects in the 2022 fiscal year, a substantial increase from last year and proposed to provide US$756 billion in defense funding, which is also an increase from last year.
In addition to the U.S. Employment Program and the U.S. Family Program, the budget proposal also details the discretionary provisions for American schools, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds, investment in various sectors to respond to the climate crisis, funds from the Ministry of Justice to solve the problem of gun violence, investment in the Ministry of Justice’s Violence against Women Act project, housing option voucher funds, funds from the Immigration Review Executive Office, and funding to Central America and Funds provided in various areas of the assistance supplied by India