Sunday shows preview: New members preview agendas after Democratic House takeover

Sunday shows preview: New members preview agendas after Democratic House takeover
© Greg Nash

New members of Congress are set to hit the Sunday news show circuit this week amid substantial Democratic gains in the House that have slowly increased as more elections are called across the country.

Several newly-elected Democratic members of Congress including Reps.-elect Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) will make appearances on CBS, CNN, and ABC, where the freshmen lawmakers will speak about their planned agendas in the House.

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The incoming Democrats will also likely be quizzed on their support for members of House leadership, as Democrats seem headed for a battle over the speaker's gavel as well as other potential races for top leadership slots.

A coalition of Democrats allied against House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBattle over reopening schools heats up Pelosi: Trump wearing a mask is 'an admission' that it can stop spread of coronavirus Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools MORE's (D-Calif.) bid for the top House role are looking to raise a female challenger to Pelosi, though no official candidate has been announced.

Another incoming lawmaker set to appear on both CNN and CBS is Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas). Crenshaw made headlines after he appeared on "Saturday Night Live" last week to accept an apology from cast member Pete Davidson over a joke about Crenshaw's appearance that some said made light of Crenshaw's injury sustained during military service.

On "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace will air the entirety of his interview with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE after it was revealed Friday that Trump told the news outlet that climate change may play a small role in the devastating wildfires in California.

Another highlight of the Sunday shows will be the future of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe into Russian interference in the election.

Outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE (R-Ariz.), who has pledged to block any judicial nominees as long as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCongress pulls punches on Russian bounties firestorm Congress under pressure to provide billions for school openings Hillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok MORE does not hold a vote to protect Mueller, will be on CNN's "State of the Union."

Similarly, incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe Romney blasts Trump's Stone commutation: 'Historic corruption' Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE (R-S.C.), a former Trump critic and now an ally, will be on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Here's the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week" - Reps.-elect Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Advocacy groups pressure Senate to reconvene and boost election funding GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle MORE (R-Mo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools Schiff: 'Anyone who cares about the rule of law in this country is nauseated' by Stone sentence commutation Many Democrats want John Bolton's testimony, but Pelosi stays mum MORE (D-Calif.).

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Dems request briefing on Russian bounty wire transfers On The Money: Mnuchin, Powell differ over how soon economy will recover | Millions fear eviction without more aid from Congress | IRS chief pledges to work on tax code's role in racial wealth disparities IRS chief pledges to work with Congress on examining tax code's role in racial wealth disparities MORE (D-Ohio), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisDemocrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Senate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE (R-N.C.), and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenRussian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide Congress eyes tighter restrictions on next round of small business help Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' probe report MORE (D-N.H.).

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Haaland and Houlahan, Reps.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Sens. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstDemocrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Ernst: Renaming Confederate bases is the 'right thing to do' despite 'heck' from GOP GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle MORE (R-Iowa) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard Paul'Live with it' is the new GOP response to COVID — but no, we can't do that Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFacial recognition tools under fresh scrutiny amid police protests The sad spectacle of Trump's enablers Democrat Kweisi Mfume wins House primary in Maryland MORE (D-Md.).

CNN's "State of the Union" - Haaland, Houlahan, Crenshaw, as well as Sen. Jeff Flake, (R-Ariz.).

Fox's "Fox News Sunday" - Interview with President Trump.