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 GrahamAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock Graham on Moore: 'We are about to give away a seat' key to Trump's agenda Tax plans show Congress putting donors over voters MORE (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump met Senate Republicans on ObamaCare fix Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate Alabama GOP chair warns party officials against write-in campaign 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."

Two other key senators involved in the health care debate will also be making the Sunday show rounds. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' 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 CollinsStates fill family caregiver void left by Congress GOP senator: ObamaCare fix could be in funding bill Collins: Pass bipartisan ObamaCare bills before mandate repeal 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 Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJuan Williams: The politics of impeachment Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' 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 GardnerSenate GOP running out of options to stop Moore Republicans see rising Dem odds in Alabama Cybersecurity pros take first peek at once secretive process behind US hacking toolkit MORE (R-Colo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCarter Page held high-level meetings with pro-Putin Hungarian government: report Schiff blasts Trump over UCLA tweet: ‘How can someone in such a big office be so small?’ Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny MORE (D-Calif.)

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

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