Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023. The President’s Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
The Department of the Interior’s 2023 budget proposal totals $18.1 billion—an increase of $2.9 billion, or 19 percent, from the fiscal year 2022 continuing resolution.
“President Biden has proposed an important blueprint for our country’s future that reflects the importance of science, equity and collaboration in carrying out Interior’s important missions,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “These resources, coupled with the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help the Department make critical investments in climate resiliency while creating good-paying union jobs in the clean energy economy, ensuring Tribal communities have the resources and support they need, and conserving and protecting wildlife and their habitats for future generations. Together, we can ensure that every community has a stake in our efforts to build a better America.”
The budget makes critical investments in the American people that will help lay a stronger foundation for shared growth and prosperity for generations to come. At Interior, the budget proposal will:
Address Climate Challenges and Build Climate Resilience: The 2023 budget proposal recognizes that worsening drought, increased weather risks, more extreme wildfires, profound threats to wildlife and habitats, warming water temperatures, and new threats from invasive species are among the immediate challenges communities face right now. The proposal includes:
Advance the Clean Energy Economy: The Interior Department is working hard to meet the President’s ambitious goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The 2023 budget includes $51.7 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Renewable Energy programs and $7.7 million in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to establish an offshore renewable energy inspection and regulation program.
Onshore, the Administration’s clean energy goal is to permit 25 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025 as required by the Energy Act of 2020. To help achieve this goal, the 2023 budget provides:
Strengthen Tribal Communities: The Biden-Harris administration has made it an all-of-government priority to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes, honor Tribal sovereignty, advance equity and opportunity for Indigenous communities, and help Tribal Nations overcome new and long-standing challenges. The Interior Department’s 2023 proposed budget includes $4.5 billion in investments that reflect a sustaining commitment to Tribes, including:
Reinforce Interior’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity: In February 2022, Secretary Haaland established the first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council to prioritize equity and inclusion and incorporate best practices into the Department’s work across its many bureaus, programs, and services. The 2023 budget provides $16.8 million for the DEIA initiative, as well as:
The budget makes these smart investments while also reducing deficits and improving our country’s long-term fiscal outlook.
For more information on the President’s FY 2023 budget, please visit the White House website.