The White House budget request for fiscal 2022 features a $6 trillion spending plan. The topline numbers match the “skinny budget” the White House released in April.
- Former Defense Comptroller Tina Jonas said the budget request proposes an unprecedented amount of money, and she expects “a lot of days on Capitol Hill” as budget officers defend it to congressional committees.
- Dave Mader, former Controller of the Office of Management and Budget, advised leaders to be ready to justify the policy shifts behind the numbers; Jonas recommended being detailed, transparent and prepared for questions.
- Mader said the budget request makes a big impact on day-to-day operations of career executives and employees as agencies align programs and investments with the new policy direction from the Biden-Harris administration.