Sunday shows preview: White House makes eleventh-hour push for ObamaCare repeal

Sunday shows preview: White House makes eleventh-hour push for ObamaCare repeal
© Greg Nash

The White House is making an eleventh-hour push to repeal and replace ObamaCare on the Sunday news shows this weekend ahead of the Senate's scheduled vote next week.

Marc Short, the White House's legislative director, will join NBC, CBS and Fox News this week to discuss the president's support for the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal bill. Bill cosponsors Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan McCain, Coons: Trump should withdraw controversial refugee nominee GOP senators drafting legislation to keep immigrant families together MORE (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Markets roiled by Trump's new tariff threat | Trump lashes out at Canada over trade | Warren looks to block Trump pick for consumer agency 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families MORE (R-La.) will also make an appearance on ABC's This Week.

Short isn't the only White House official joining the shows this week. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will sit down for a 1-on-1 interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz on "This Week," where he will likely discuss the Graham-Cassidy bill as well as the upcoming GOP push for tax reform. Mnuchin will also join CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

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Two other key senators involved in the health care debate will also be making the Sunday show rounds. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate passes 6B defense bill This week: House GOP caught in immigration limbo Amendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP MORE (R-Ky.), who has already come out against the bill, will explain his reservations on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsActress Marcia Gay Harden urges Congress to boost Alzheimer's funding 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families Trump plan to claw back billion in spending in peril MORE (R-Maine), who famously cast a vote defeating the last GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare, will join CBS' "Face the Nation," as well as CNN's "State of the Union."

Collins has not decided whether or not to support the Graham-Cassidy proposal, but the Maine centrist Republican said on Friday that she was "leaning against" voting for the bill.

Also on "Meet the Press" this week is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who found success edging out congressional GOP leaders earlier this month when she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan Selling government assets would be a responsible move in infrastructure deal Ignore the naysayers trying to disrupt US diplomacy with North Korea MORE (D-N.Y.) made a deal with President Trump to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through mid-December.

The full Sunday show lineup is as follows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Short; Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Cory GardnerCory Scott Gardner13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families Sessions floats federal law that would protect states that decriminalize marijuana RNC mum on whether it will support Trump-backed Corey Stewart MORE (R-Colo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffWhite House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies Schiff: ‘Deeply disturbing’ that FBI gave Nunes confidential info on Clinton's emails Schiff: White House using migrant kids’ grief and tears to build border wall MORE (D-Calif.)

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Mnuchin, Collins.

“Fox News Sunday” — Short; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.