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Senate mark-up of US FY2022 budget focuses on China

28th October 2021 - 17:00 GMT | by Noemi Distefano in Manchester


Senate Appropriations Committee proposes its version of the President FY22 defence budget (Photo: DVIDS)

The US Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing a significant top-up of the Biden administration's defence budget proposal for FY2022.

In its mark-up of FY2022 defence spending proposals from the Biden administration, the Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed $726.8 billion for the DoD, with an emphasis on strategic competition with China plus investment in AI and cyber.

The original proposal from the Biden administration described four traditional areas for investment: military personnel, operation and maintenance (O&M), defence procurement, and R&D (including test and evaluation – T&E).

While the focus on those four areas persists in the Senate Appropriations Committee Bill, a few differences are noticeable.

The government proposal called for a substantial increase in personnel investment in 2022, allocating $1.7

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Noemi Distefano


Noemi Distefano

Noemi Distefano is Shephard Media's multimedia journalist. 

She joined the company in 2019, following a …

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