Biden's $ 1.5 trillion budget boosts spending on health and education
President Joe Biden called on Congress to drastically increase spending to combat climate change and armed violence and support education in its first budget.
The $1.5 trillion budget, which reflects an 8% increase in core funding for the current year, will spend billions more on public transportation and cleaning up the environment, cut funding for a border wall, expand funding to check the background of arms sales, and direct a record amount to poor public schools, every goal. It collides with the previous administration.
Nearly three months into the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, the document provides a long-awaited glimpse into Biden's agenda and begins potentially arduous negotiations with Congress over what will ultimately be funded.
9 April 2021