Biden proposes $1.5T federal budget, increasing non-defense spending
UPDATED 3:43 PM PT – Friday, April 9, 2021
The Biden administration released its budget proposal for 2022, which will provide a 16 percent boost to domestic spending. Some of the details released Friday showed the total at $1.5 trillion, which allocates $769 billion toward social services and so-called climate change.
The administration reportedly said these sectors were seriously underfunded. Defense spending in the budget was increased by over $12 billion to around $753 billion for both overseas and U.S. operations.
.@RepRoKhanna releases stmt criticizing Biden’s proposed Defense budget. Says it comes “At a time when his own Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, recently criticized a federal budget that is basically ‘military and pensions’ without building our productivity capability” pic.twitter.com/Zwh9Ue1c7M
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) April 9, 2021
Biden’s cabinet secretaries are set to appear on Capitol Hill next week to defend the budget request.