The President of the United States, Joe Biden released his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2022 on April 9th. There are various factors that the US President covered in his $1.52 trillion discretionary budget proposal. The infographic below visualizes in detail and reveals what does the 2022 budget proposal by Biden looks like.
According to the graphic, Biden has improved funding policies for various cabinet departments. However, the sole purpose of this budget proposal is to provide enough funding so that climate change can be combated effectively also, the funds to control the spread of disease is also another major purpose of this budget proposal.
As the budget suggests, the most massive boost in spending is for education. Biden has proposed $29.8 billion for the education sector that is incredibly 41 percent more than that in 2021. Through the extra funds, students in poor areas or with disabilities will be supported.
Joe Biden has also kept health and human service a major consideration with around $1.6 billion for the mental health sector whereas $10.7 billion are granted in order to overcome the opioid crisis.
The budget proposal by Joe Biden shows an increase in almost every major category however, the sector that has been granted with the least increase in comparison to 2021 spending, is the defense. This major category is granted a hefty $715 billion which is only 2 percent more than the 2021 spending.
Remember, this is just a proposal that has to grow through various processes in order to get passed. Since there is a slim majority held by the Democrats, Biden’s proposal is not expected to get approved by Congress without any alterations. The entire process will require a couple of months to be completed finally.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com