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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrump celebrates judge's decision tossing core tenets of ObamaCare Pelosi gets her swagger on Young girl's death draws new scrutiny over US treatment of migrants 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 TrumpBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The Memo: Cohen fans flames around Trump Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into Russian interference in the election.

Outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeThe Hill's 12:30 Report – Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong | GOP in turmoil over Trump shutdown threat | Kyl to resign from Senate at year's end Overnight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Flake asks Daily Show where he can get a blanket emblazoned with his 'meaningless tweets' MORE (R-Ariz.), who has pledged to block any judicial nominees as long as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law Federal judge in Texas strikes down ObamaCare Ocasio-Cortez: By Lindsey Graham's 1999 standard for Clinton, Trump should be impeached 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 GrahamOcasio-Cortez: By Lindsey Graham's 1999 standard for Clinton, Trump should be impeached Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump Former FBI official says Mueller won’t be ‘colored by politics’ in Russia probe 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 BluntDems to reframe gun violence as public health issue Senate heads toward floor fight on criminal justice bill The Year Ahead: Tech braces for new scrutiny from Washington MORE (R-Mo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOn The Money: Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming | Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff | China agrees to 3-month freeze of auto tariffs | Dem to seek Deutsche Bank records of Trump's personal finances Schiff plans to obtain Deutsche Bank records of Trump's personal finances The Hill's Morning Report — Trump maintains his innocence amid mounting controversies MORE (D-Calif.).

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownDem senator: Trump 'seems more rattled than usual' GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, ‘investigation would have wrapped up very quickly’ O’Rourke is fireball, but not all Dems are sold MORE (D-Ohio), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenate votes to overturn IRS guidance limiting donor disclosure GOP tensions running high on criminal justice bill Trump tells McConnell to let Senate vote on criminal justice reform MORE (R-N.C.), and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDems aim to punt vote on ObamaCare taxes Overnight Defense: Nauert tapped for UN envoy | Trump teases changes to Joint Chiefs of Staff | Trump knocks Tillerson as 'dumb as a rock' | Scathing report details Air Force failures before Texas shooting New Hampshire's secretary of state narrowly holds seat 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 ErnstSenators offer measure naming Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi slaying Trump shock leaves Republicans anxious over 2019 Iowa’s Ernst will run for reelection in 2020 MORE (R-Iowa) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Lame-duck Congress should pass First Step Act Limited Senate access to CIA intelligence is not conspiracy MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsWill Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session? Pelosi agrees to term limits vote; insurgency collapses Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up 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.