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Biden’s first budget request goes big on science

Biden’s first budget request goes big on science
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President Joe Biden today proposed huge increases for many federal research agencies as part of a $118 billion boost in domestic spending.

The increases over the current year are part of a 58-page list of priorities Biden released today in advance of a detailed budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2022, which begins on 1 October. Civilian agencies would receive an overall 16% boost, to $769 billion, whereas defense spending would rise by less than 2%, to $753 billion.

Here are some research highlights from that request, written as a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (DVT), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Bidens request will now go to Congress, which will have the final say on 2022 spending levels. Some of the requests are likely to be controversial and draw pushback from legislators.
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