President BidenJoe BidenDeaf Oscar winner Troy Kotsur: tempted to teach Biden ‘dirty sign language’ during WH visit White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre tests positive for COVID-19 House Jan. 6 panel makes contempt case against Scavino, Navarro MORE on Monday unveiled sweeping plans for military and domestic spending as part of his annual budget proposal that also includes tax hikes on the wealthy.
The $5.8 trillion budget request released early Monday morning calls for investments in policing, historic spending boosts for education and tax reform targeting billionaires and wealthy corporations.
Here are five things to know.
Budget tiptoes around Build Back Better
The budget does not include line items from Biden’s signature “Build Back Better” proposal, a decision administration officials said was made to give room to talks with Congress.
At the same time, officials made clear that Biden wants to see lawmakers pass a bill that addresses elements of Build Back Better that would lower health care, child care and other costs for families.
The fate of Biden’s domestic policy agenda was thrown into doubt late last year when Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinWorried about democracy? Pay attention to the states Biden to propose minimum tax on billionaires in budget Sunday shows preview: US, allies up pressure on Russia; Jackson undergoes confirmation hearings MORE (D-W.Va.) said he could not support the House-passed version.
Administration officials have been tight-lipped about the status of negotiations, wary of disagreements spilling into the public as they did last year.
“An easy way not to get anything done is to negotiate in public,” Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda YoungShalanda YoungOn The Money — Biden’s economic approval falls deeper On The Money — House votes to limit trade ties with Russia, Belarus Harris swears in Shalanda Young as White House budget
Read Full Article at thehill.com