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President Biden's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Makes Significant Investments in Bureau of Reclamation

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Biden-Harris administration today submitted to Congress the President's budget for fiscal year 2022, which includes a $1.5 billion investment for the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation. The budget builds on recent announcements to address water issues and supports the administration's goals of ensuring reliable and environmentally responsible delivery of water and power for farms, families, communities and industry, while providing tools to confront widening imbalances between supply and demand throughout the West.

"The Interior Department plays an important role in the President's plan to reinvest in the American people. From bolstering climate resiliency and increasing renewable energy, to supporting Tribal nations and advancing environmental justice, President Biden's budget will make much-needed investments in communities and projects that will advance our vision for a robust and equitable clean energy future," said Secretary Deb Haaland.

"Drought, climate change, and issues of equity and sustainability as well as the continuous need to secure and modernize our nation's water infrastructure are challenges that Reclamation, partners, and stakeholders all face," said Deputy Commissioner of Reclamation Camille Touton. "Reclamation's budget for 2022 will provide our team of dedicated professionals a solid operational baseline to develop innovative solutions and support adaptive management of limited resources."

The budget includes four key components that supports the President's commitment to managing water resources in the West including: water reliability and resilience, racial and economic equity, conservation and climate resilience, and infrastructure modernization. At the Bureau of Reclamation, the budget would:

Other highlights of Reclamation's FY 2022 budget proposal include:

Enacting the Budget policies into law this year would strengthen our Nation's economy and lay the foundation for shared prosperity, while also improving our Nation's long-term fiscal health.

For more information on the President's FY 2022 budget, please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/. Additional details about Reclamation's budget request are available at http://www.usbr.gov/budget.

Media Contact

Robert Manning, Bureau of Reclamation, 202-513-0554, [email protected]


SOURCE Bureau of Reclamation

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