$1.1b in spending for territories

Sep 12, 2021
$1.1b in spending for territories

The Northern Marianas and other insular areas will receive $1.1 billion for critical health infrastructure, to prepare for the harmful effects of climate change, and to conserve endangered species under terms of the reconciliation measure the Natural Resources Committee passed. No Republicans voted for the bill.

The Committee was assigned $25.6 billion as its portion of the reconciliation budget plan for Fiscal Year 2022, S. Con. Res.14 and allocated a significant amount for the insular areas. The Natural Resources component of the reconciliation measure will now be combined with the larger $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Agenda the President has proposed. The Biden Administration wants to make major investments in education, health care, environmental protection, and more to lift the economy and strengthen our nation.