President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are poised to go another round in the battle of the budget.
The president will address Ryan’s 2103 budget plan in a speech on Tuesday morning, senior administration officials told The Hill, in what will be his first public remarks about the House-passed spending plan.
The Ryan budget cleared the House Thursday in a 228-191 party-line vote, setting up an election-year contrast with Democrats on spending and the debt. The budget would cut about $5 trillion more than the president’s 2013 proposal and would create a “premium support” option for future Medicare recipients.
The White House attacked the Ryan plan after the vote, saying in a statement that Republicans “banded together to shower millionaires and billionaires with a massive tax cut paid for by ending Medicare as we know it.”