President Biden Releases FY 2022 Budget Request 

The Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Shalanda Young shared President Biden’s FY 2022 discretionary funding requests with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Notably, the President’s budget request included increases in funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the President’s budget request included investments to help end the opioid epidemic, expand broadband access, reduce rural maternal mortality, address rural workforce shortages, and protect rural health care access. NRHA is working with leaders within Congress to ensure rural health care line items receive the funding and support they need during the FY 2022 appropriations process.