Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request:

“The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, advance research and development, address future global health crises, combat homelessness and gun violence and tackle other urgent needs. It offers a blueprint for building back better and stronger. I look forward to working with my colleagues to help turn this blueprint into a budget that improves the lives of American families.”