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Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Budget

HeadlineApr 12, 2021

Back in the U.S., President Biden released his $1.5 trillion budget request for 2022 on Friday, calling for major increases in spending for education, healthcare, housing and the climate. Biden is requesting $715 billion for the military — a much less significant increase than other areas, though progressives have been demanding a cut in Pentagon spending. Meanwhile, Biden is holding bipartisan talks today on his separate $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

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