Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget request

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris walk from the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris walk from the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for schools, public health programs, cancer research and other discretionary programs that it says have been underfunded for too long.