The White House on Friday will propose a $6 trillion budget for the 2022 fiscal year, a senior administration official tells CNN, as President Joe Biden prepares to outline his spending blueprint for the first time in his formal request to Congress.
The President has already outlined two sweeping proposals - the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan - to remake the social safety net in the US.
Representatives for the White House could not be immediately reached for comment on the report, which noted Biden's proposal would put the nation on track for its highest sustained level of spending since World War II.
Former President Trump's 2021 budget was $ 4.8 trillion after years of deficit growth. It would recede slightly in the following years before growing again to almost $1.6 trillion by 2031.
The document estimates the total debt would rise to 117 percent of the United States economy by 2031, despite dramatic tax hikes on American companies and those making more than $400,000 a year. This is the amount that brings federal spending to a level not seen since World War II. That includes money for roads, water pipes, broadband internet, electric vehicle charging stations and advanced manufacturing research.
Biden wants the government to pay more for free child care, free preschool, free community college, expanded levels of food stamps and a national paid leave program. It will also lay out proposed funds for foreign aid, immigration, policing and national defense.
The documents suggest Mr. Biden will not propose major additional policies in the budget, or that his budget will flesh out plans that the administration has thus far declined to detail.
The trip to OH comes amid negotiations between the White House and Republicans on changes to Biden's package that might allow it to receive bipartisan support in the Senate. But with Democrats in control both chambers of Congress, Mr. Biden faces some of the best odds of any president in recent history in having much of his agenda approved.