Ongoing negotiations between lawmakers and the Trump administration on the coronavirus stimulus bill are expected to dominate the Sunday Show circuit this week, as talks spill over into next week.
Trump administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTreasury to conduct policy review of tax-exempt status for universities after Trump tweets McConnell: Dropping liability protections from coronavirus deal ‘not going to happen’ Stimulus checks debate now focuses on size, eligibility MORE, met with Democratic leaders on Saturday saying they made “progress” but have still not reached an agreement.
The main dispute is about the amount of money to spend: Senate Republicans have introduced a roughly $1 trillion package, while the bill passed by House Democrats in May rang in at roughly $3 trillion.
They also disagree about providing additional money for cash-strapped state and local governments who have depleted their budgets fighting the coronavirus. The final issue, and perhaps the most urgent, is how to replace beefed up unemployment benefits, which expired Friday night.
A handful of negotiators are scheduled to appear on cable talk shows this week, with both Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Unemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock | Meadows, Pelosi trade criticism on stalled stimulus talks | Coronavirus recession hits Social Security, Medicare, highway funding Pelosi: Trump trying ‘to suppress the vote’ with attacks on mail-in ballots Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: ‘This is a therapy’ MORE (D-Calif.) booked on ABC’s “This Week” and White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMcConnell: Dropping liability protections from coronavirus deal ‘not going to happen’ On The Money: Unemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock | Meadows, Pelosi trade criticism on stalled stimulus talks | Coronavirus recession hits Social Security, Medicare, highway funding Pelosi defends cannabis in coronavirus response: ‘This is a therapy’ MORE booked on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Five takeaways from Fauci’s testimony | CDC: Children might play ‘important role’ in spreading COVID-19 | GOP leader wants rapid testing at Capitol Five takeaways from Fauci’s testimony The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and ‘solo-preneurs’; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks MORE, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, along with other top health officials testified before Congress on Friday where they discussed the state of vaccine production and reopening schools, among other topics.
Adm. Brett Giroir, the health official leading the Trump administration’s testing strategy, told Congress that test results continue to be delayed but improvements are coming. He is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Friday night, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will ban TikTok from operating in the US Trump’s 2019 financial disclosure reveals revenue at Mar-a-Lago, other major clubs Treasury to conduct policy review of tax-exempt status for universities after Trump tweets MORE announced that he will ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States. TikTok is owned by a larger Chinese tech company ByteDance.
Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump says he will ban TikTok from operating in the US Hillicon Valley: Three arrested in Twitter hack | Trump pushes to break up TikTok | House approves 0M for election security Microsoft in talks to purchase TikTok: report MORE, who said earlier last month that the Trump administration was considering banning Chinese apps due to national security concerns, is booked on Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows.
ABC’s “This Week” — Pelosi; Mnuchin.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Giroir; Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ Fox’s Perino says Biden won’t pick Susan Rice because of fire from right MORE (D-Calif.).
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Meadows; Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.); Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Clyburn; Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.); Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; Georgia politician Stacey Abrams.
FOX News “Sunday Morning Futures” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonWisconsin Republicans raise questions about death of Black Trump supporter Unemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline MORE, (R-WI); Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsTrump and Biden tied in Georgia: poll Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing Biden campaign staffs up in Georgia MORE, (R-GA); Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewDemocrats look to go on offense in debate over reopening schools Republican David Richter wins NJ primary in race to challenge Rep. Andy Kim New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries MORE (R-NJ)
“America This Week” with Eric Bolling — Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech Lara Trump: Twitter no longer ‘a platform for free speech’ MORE; Ken Cuccinelli- Deputy Secretary Homeland Security; Michael Solan, Seattle Police Officers Assn Rep; Jose Aristimuño, former DNC National Press Secretary; Charlie Kirk, chairman TPUSA