Day Lee Briefing
Today, Senator Lee is in Utah to meet with constituents.
From the Senator’s Desk
Around the Water Cooler
The White House on Friday confirmed a report that President Barack Obama's new budget predicts a $1.3 trillion deficit for the ongoing fiscal year. The deficit would drop to $901 billion next year under the administration's tax and spending policies.
In his budget submission on Monday the president will also repeat his call to raise the top income tax rate for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and families earning $250,000 from 35 percent to 39.6 percent as part of $1.5 trillion in tax hikes over the coming decade.
The Greek government faces a crucial test this weekend as the nation's parliament is set to vote Sunday on austerity reforms needed to qualify for a second bailout.
On Monday, Senator Lee will fly back to Washington.