04.09.21

Daines Slams Biden’s 2022 Draft Budget as Liberal Agenda, Wasteful Spending

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines released the following statement upon President Biden submitting his draft FY22 budget request to Congress.

President Biden’s budget is a progressive’s dream with top priorities including billions for Planned Parenthood, gun control, the anti-energy agenda, a massive expansion of the federal government, and zero funding for the border wall. A budget that increases domestic spending by 16 percent, on the heels of $6 trillion in spending over the past 12 months, combined with a separate $2.5 trillion ‘infrastructure’ proposal is reckless,” Daines said. “I am committed to protecting Montana taxpayers, fighting against this wasteful spending, and bringing accountability and commonsense to Washington, DC.” 

The full and final budget request is expected to be released soon.

Some of the items included in President Biden’s draft budget:

  • $1.2 billion to Green Climate Fund as part of Paris Climate Agreement 
  • $1.4 billion for environmental justice
  • $1.17 billion to support other multilateral climate initiatives and fund international climate projects
  • Creates a new ARPA-C (climate) agency for climate research, which is duplicative of ARPA-E
  • Commits to 100% carbon free electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy by 2050
  • Establishes a “Civilian Climate Corps”
  • $53.5 million increase for the Title X program, which funds Planned Parenthood
  • Funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which supports China’s forced abortion and sterilization regime
  • $110 million for NIH’s Climate Change and Human Health program
  • $110 million for CDC’s Climate and Health program
  • Asks the military to prioritize combating climate change
  • Doubles funding for CDC and NIH to research the “gun violence epidemic”
  • $100 million for the CDC to create a new Community Based Violence Intervention initiative to address the “gun violence epidemic”
  • $1.6 billion for ATF to oversee “safe sale, storage, and ownership of firearms”
  • $2.1 billion for DOJ to address the “gun violence public health crisis”
  • Funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which supports China’s forced abortion and sterilization regime