Tuesday in politics: Gun violence proposals, Superstorm Sandy aid, and more

Phil Pruitt

President Barack Obama said Monday during his news conference that he had received recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden's task force for curbing gun violence. Those proposals are likely to be at the top of the agenda Tuesday when Obama and Biden have lunch together at the White House.

The White House is expected to make the proposals public later this week, and opposition from gun-rights groups and some members of Congress is expected to follow the announcement.

Meanwhile, some governors are pushing ahead with their own gun-control laws, and New York is taking the lead. The state’s Senate passed a law Monday evening that includes a tougher assault weapons ban and restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns. The Assembly plans to take up the issue on Tuesday, and it is expected to pass easily.

The House will debate the remaining $50.7 billion of the Superstorm Sandy aid package on Tuesday. Fiscal conservatives are seeking to offset the price of the legislation with spending cuts. Congress pushed through $9.7 billion in aid earlier this month.

And then there is this: Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon ordering the Vietnam ceasefire, the 60th anniversary of President Harry Truman becoming the first president to give a farewell address on TV, and the 70th anniversary of the completion of the Pentagon.

Sources: Yahoo News’ The Ticket, Yahoo news reporters Olivier Knox and Liz Goodwin, Associated Press, Reuters.