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.


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 PelosiOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Democrats haggle as deal comes into focus Dem hopes for infrastructure vote hit brick wall 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 TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe into Russian interference in the election.

Outgoing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeSenate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay Flake donating unused campaign funds to Arizona nonprofit focused on elections: report Biden nominates former Sen. Tom Udall as New Zealand ambassador MORE (R-Ariz.), who has pledged to block any judicial nominees as long as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellManchin backs raising debt ceiling with reconciliation if GOP balks Biden needs to be both Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside Billionaire tax gains momentum 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 GrahamThune endorses Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Pennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral 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 BluntSunday shows - Democrats' spending plan in the spotlight GOP senator: Best thing Trump could do to help Republicans in 2022 is talk about future It's time to make access to quality kidney care accessible and equitable for all MORE (R-Mo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffAll eyes on Garland after Bannon contempt vote House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party MORE (D-Calif.).

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownWhen the Fed plays follow the leader, it steers us all toward inflation Which proposals will survive in the Democrats' spending plan? Senate Democrats call for diversity among new Federal Reserve Bank presidents MORE (D-Ohio), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSenate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema Advocates frustrated by shrinking legal migration under Biden MORE (R-N.C.), and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenPaid family leave proposal at risk Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals 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 ErnstDemocrat Mike Franken launches challenge to Grassley in Iowa Trump heads to Iowa as 2024 chatter grows Photos of the Week: Manchin, California oil spill and a podium dog MORE (R-Iowa) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulIt's time for Fauci to go — but don't expect it to happen On The Money — Democrats craft billionaire tax with deal in reach Rand Paul questioning if crypto could become world reserve currency MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik suing Candace Owens for defamation Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee 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.