Republicans immediately rejected Biden's plan, but have yet to release their own budget. They have made it clear, however, that they want to apply deep spending cuts to everything from health insurance to food assistance benefits.
Biden’s plan would increase the Medicare tax rate on Americans earning above $400,000 from 3.8% to 5% to help keep Medicare solvent into the 2050s. No one earning under $400,000 a year would pay a dime more in taxes, under Biden’s plan.
President Joe Biden at an annual meeting with county leaders on Tuesday said there is much more work to be done on gun control legislation—such as banning assault-style weapons, which are typically used in most mass shootings.
The three still-unidentified aerial objects shot down by the US in the past week likely had merely a "benign purpose," the White House said Tuesday, drawing a distinction between them and the massive Chinese balloon that earlier traversed the US with a suspected goal of surveillance.