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Sunday shows - Infrastructure, Jan. 6 commission dominate

Sunday shows - Infrastructure, Jan. 6 commission dominate
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Infrastructure and a proposed commission to study the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows, with multiple guests weighing in on the topics. 

Senate Republicans last Thursday unveiled a $928 billion infrastructure proposal that includes $506 billion for roads, bridges and major projects and $98 billion for public transit systems. The latest offer is substantially more than the $568 billion infrastructure framework the group led by Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Senate confirms Radhika Fox to lead EPA's water office MORE (R-W.Va.) introduced in April, but it’s still far short of the $1.7 trillion counteroffer that White House officials came back with last week.

Senate Republicans on Friday then blocked legislation to form a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Read The Hill's complete coverage below. 

 

Buttigieg: 'I think we are getting pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment' on infrastructure talks
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE on Sunday said the Biden administration is “getting pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment” when discussing negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans on an infrastructure package.

When asked by host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union” if Democrats would “go it alone” on infrastructure if there is not an agreement next week, Buttigieg said that while negotiations have been "healthy," the process “can’t go on forever.”
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Sen. Capito optimistic that 'real compromise' can be reached on infrastructure plan
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the lead GOP negotiator on President BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE's infrastructure plan, said on Sunday that she believes Democrats and Republicans could still reach "real compromise" on the proposed spending plan.
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Buttigieg defends Biden's 'responsible' budget plan amid bipartisan criticism
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended President Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal amid criticism coming from both Republican and Democratic figures, hailing it as “responsible.”
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Gillibrand: 'Only six strong souls' voted with Senate Democrats on Jan. 6 commission
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandPentagon chief backs change to military sexual assault prosecution Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs warn against sweeping reform to military justice system | Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal | National Guard may have 'training issues' if not reimbursed Joint Chiefs warn against sweeping reform to military justice system MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said it was a “problem” that “only six strong souls” voted with Senate Democrats for legislation to establish a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, referring to the six Republican senators who supported the panel.
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House Republican says DOJ should investigate Jan. 6, not 'politically appointed' commission
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulSullivan says US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war powers GOP lawmakers urge Biden to add sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning MORE on Sunday defended his vote against legislation to create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, arguing that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should investigate the insurrection and not a “politically motivated” commission.
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Jeffries: Republicans 'want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesThe antitrust package is a Trojan horse conservatives must reject Democrats seek staffer salary boost to compete with K Street Congress tiptoes back to normality post-pandemic MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said Republicans in Texas and nationwide “want to make it harder to vote and easier to steal an election” after the Texas Senate passed a sweeping voting restrictions bill.
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Barbara Comstock: If Trump disappeared there wouldn't be many Republicans in the search party
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Former Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockFormer GOP rep calls on party to move on from 'patron saint of sore losers' Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden mission abroad: reward friends, constrain adversaries The Memo: Trump seizes spotlight to distract from defeat MORE said on Sunday that if former President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE went missing, "I don't think you'd have many Republicans in the search party."
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Former deputy national security advisor: 'I think we can' find COVID-19's origin
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"I think there's a lot that can be learned in 90 days,” former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger told “Meet the Press” host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddChuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' Portman: Republicans are 'absolutely' committed to bipartisan infrastructure bill Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees MORE on NBC, referring to President Biden’s recent call for a 90-day report on the origins of COVID-19 from the U.S. intelligence community. 
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Buttigieg: Mask mandates on planes a 'matter of respect'
By REMA RAHMAN
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended mask mandates on airplanes and other public transportation as a "matter of respect," despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that suggest fully vaccinated people can go without face coverings inside and outside a host of public areas.
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