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Biden's First Budget Request to Congress Prioritizes Domestic Spending

Biden's First Budget Request to Congress, Prioritizes Domestic Spending. Biden is seeking congressional authorization for a $1.5 trillion spending plan to be implemented in 2022. Overall, the plan increases non-defense spending by 16 percent, . while holding steady on defense spending. The plan seeks a 41 percent increase in education funding, aimed primarily at Title I, high-poverty schools. The Department of Health and Human Services would see a 23 percent increase to its funding, . with a nearly $9 billion increase earmarked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public housing initiatives would be increased by 15 percent. and $14 billion would fund environmental protections. Together, America has a chance not simply to go back to the way things were before the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn struck, but to begin building a better, stronger, more secure, more inclusive America, Shalanda Young, Acting White House Budget Chief, via 'The Washington Post'
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