Washington, DC (STL.News) The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The President’s 2022 discretionary request includes $63.5 billion for International Programs, a $6.8 billion or 12 percent increase from the 2021 enacted level. Within this total, the discretionary request includes $58.4 billion for the Department of State and USAID, an increase of $5.4 billion or 10 percent. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s strength and advances key State Department and USAID priorities, including working alongside and in partnership with other nations to address the pandemic and climate change as well as the growing ambitions of China and global threats to democracy.
The President’s FY 2022 discretionary request:
- Ensures We are Better Prepared to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Future Biological Threats and Pandemics. The discretionary request includes $10 billion for global health programs, of which nearly $1 billion would fund global health security programs, an increase of over $800 million beyond the 2021 enacted level. This investment will expand American leadership in global health security in order to address longer-term impacts and work to prevent, prepare for, and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate.