Cost comparison: FY2022 DOD budget vs. annual funding from Biden’s infrastructure bill

Speaking Security Newsletter | Advisory Note for Organizers and Candidates, n°95 | 14 July 2021

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The amount the House Appropriations Committee just supported giving DOD next year is $127 billion more than the total amount provided by the American Jobs Plan ($579 billion in new spending).

It gets uglier when these figures are annualized. The infrastructure plan is spread out over 5 years, so average annual funding for it is $115.8 billion. By contrast, the DOD appropriations bill is just for FY2022.

Thanks for your time,

Stephen (@stephensemler; stephen@securityreform.org)

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