1,000 Days statement on Biden Administration FY22 Discretionary Budget Request

“Last Friday, the Biden Administration released their first budget proposal, building on President Biden’s call to make a “once-in-a-generation investment in our families and our children.” The proposal includes significant funding for several 1,000 Days’ key policy priorities, including:

  • $225 billion over 10 years for a new, comprehensive, universal paid family and medical leave program
  • $6.7 billion for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), including $100 million for technology modernization
  • $3 billion over 10 years to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and to address racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, including investments in Maternal Mortality Review Committees, rural maternity programs, and implicit bias training for healthcare providers
  • $150 million for international maternal and child nutrition assistance, including support for exclusive breastfeeding, diet quality and diversification, and delivery of nutrition services

“These investments and many more outlined in the President’s budget request will be critical to helping families in the United States and around the world recover from the pandemic. This crisis has only exacerbated existing inequities and we are encouraged by the Administration’s ambitious vision. 1,000 Days looks forward to working with the Administration and partners in Congress to advance and strengthen this proposal.”