Americans appear to be largely unfazed by higher taxes, as spending and income both rose 0.2 percent.
Dow Jones industrial futures rose 55 points to 14,704. The broader S&P futures added 6 points to 1,582.50. Nasdaq futures gained 12.75 points to 2,843.25.
The earnings season continues, though Monday is light on reports.
Chrysler's first-quarter profit fell 65 percent as it shipped fewer older vehicles in preparation for several key product launches. The company predicted a strong performance in the second half of the year.
Express Scripts reporting after the closing bell.
Also on Monday, Sprint Nextel got a go ahead to seek more information from the Dish Network about a bid to acquire the company. Sprint had already agreed to sell a 70 percent stake to Japan's Softbank Corp. for $20.1 billion, but Dish has made a competing offer of $25.5 billion for the entire company.