Tuesday in politics: Ryan releases budget, Obama visits Senate Democrats, and more

Phil Pruitt

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will release the House Republicans’ budget proposal Tuesday.

Ryan’s blueprint is expected focus on spending cuts—and no tax hikes—as a way to balance the budget within 10 years.

Senate Democrats are scheduled to unveil a counterproposal Wednesday that calls for higher spending on domestic programs and tax hikes.

[In budget debate, Republicans seek to take back the word "balance"]

President Barack Obama will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senate Democrats. It will be one of four meetings Obama has this week with the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the Senate and the House. He is meeting with lawmakers to discuss legislative priorities, including, of course, the economy and the budget.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is expected to debate a bill that would extend the requirement for federal background checks to most firearms purchasers. Background checks currently are mandatory only for sales by licensed dealers, but the proposed legislation would require background checks for transactions between individuals.

Also worth noting on Tuesday: Obama will meet with Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, and Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the National League of Cities 2013 Congressional City Conference.

And then there is this: It’s the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first “fireside chat,” the 5th anniversary of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigning because of allegations linking him to prostitution services; and the 20th anniversary of Janet Reno becoming the first female attorney general.

And this: Mitt Romney turns 66 Tuesday.

Sources: Yahoo News’ The Ticket, ABC News, Associated Press and Reuters.