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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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight 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 TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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 FlakeOne of life's great mysteries: Why would any conservative vote for Biden? Trump excoriates Sasse over leaked audio Biden holds 8-point lead over Trump in Arizona: poll MORE (R-Ariz.), who has pledged to block any judicial nominees as long as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight 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 GrahamFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Jaime Harrison raises million in two weeks for South Carolina Senate bid 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 BluntPower players play chess match on COVID-19 aid GOP to Trump: Focus on policy Low-flying helicopters to measure radiation levels in DC before inauguration MORE (R-Mo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGreenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats MORE (D-Calif.).

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownPlaintiff and defendant from Obergefell v. Hodges unite to oppose Barrett's confirmation Congress must repeal tax breaks for the wealthy passed in CARES Act Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry MORE (D-Ohio), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisGOP coronavirus bill blocked as deal remains elusive Senate is leaning to the Democrats, big time, with a wave Cunningham, Tillis locked in tight race in North Carolina: poll MORE (R-N.C.), and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenGOP coronavirus bill blocked as deal remains elusive Justice indicts two members of ISIS 'Beatles' cell ISIS militants expected to be sent to US for prosecution: 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 lead in 3 of 4 Iowa House races: poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Obama to hit the campaign trail l Biden's eye-popping cash advantage l New battleground polls favor Biden Poll finds Ernst with 1-point lead in Iowa MORE (R-Iowa) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMichigan Republican isolating after positive coronavirus test GOP Rep. Mike Bost tests positive for COVID-19 Top Democrats introduce resolution calling for mask mandate, testing program in Senate MORE (R-Ky.), Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene Cummings'Kamala' and 'Kobe' surge in popularity among baby names Women of color flex political might Black GOP candidate accuses Behar of wearing black face in heated interview 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.