Weekly Focus

Biden EPA’s FY22 Budget Hike Seeks To Reverse Years Of ‘Level’ Funding

June 3, 2021
The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget request seeks significant increases for EPA programs across the board, which if approved by Congress, could reverse decades of “level” funding that experts say has resulted in marked decreases in the agency’s ability to tackle environmental challenges. EPA is seeking $11.2 billion for FY22 -- an increase of $2 billion over the FY21 enacted spending levels -- and the agency in its congressional justification document says that in today’s dollars, the budget returns...

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