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McCollum Statement on President Biden’s FY 2022 “Skinny Budget” Request

April 9, 2021
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement today after President Biden rolled out his proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget outline:  

“I applaud President Biden’s proposed budget for its strong and responsible investments in critical domestic priorities and essential national security needs. The President understands that the health, economic, climate, and equity crises facing our country must be addressed with bold action. The proposed 1.5% increase for the Department of Defense will sustain readiness and modernization while we also focus on divesting from ineffective legacy programs and eliminating wasteful spending. This budget request focuses on the current and future needs of the American people and I look forward to working with the administration as more details are released.”

View the full request here.