Sunday shows preview: GOP pushes tax plan as Senate kicks off markup

Sunday shows preview: GOP pushes tax plan as Senate kicks off markup
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Trump administration officials and Republican lawmakers are set to hit the Sunday show circuit this week to tout the GOP plan for tax reform as Congress attempts to send a bill to President Trump's desk before leaving Washington for the year.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is slated to appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union" as he outlines the Trump administration's principles for tax reform, while White House legislative affairs director Marc Short is set to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyFive things to know about the November jobs report Economic growth rate slows to 2 percent as delta derails recovery Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse MORE (R-Texas), the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is also slated to appear on "Fox News Sunday." Brady introduced the House version of the long-awaited tax reform bill in early November, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."

Those pushing the tax effort are speaking ahead of the Senate Finance Committee marking up its tax proposal on Monday. The measure, unveiled Thursday, lowers the top individual and corporate tax rates and keeps some of the tax breaks that are eliminated in the House GOP tax bill.

Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Penn.), who sits on Senate Banking and Finance committees, will appear on "Meet the Press" while Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottHow expanded credit data can help tackle inequities Dems erupt over GOP 'McCarthyism' as senators vet Biden bank watchdog pick Why Democrats' prescription drug pricing provision would have hurt seniors MORE (R-S.C.), who also sits on the Senate Finance Committee, will appear on "Face the Nation." Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinFour questions that deserve answers at the Guantanamo oversight hearing Senate dodges initial December crisis with last-minute deal Conservatives target Biden pick for New York district court MORE (D-Ill.) will appear on CNN.

Mnuchin has previously stated that there's "no artificial deadline" for the Republican-held House and Senate to send a bill to the White House. Last month, Mnuchin told Fox News that it would be "extraordinary" if tax reform was passed before Congress leaves for the year.

"It took Ronald Reagan over two years on a bipartisan basis to get tax reform done," Mnuchin said. "If we get it done this year, it will be extraordinary." 

"Our objective is to get it on the president’s desk by December to get him to sign it this year," he added, before saying that there's "no artificial deadline."

 

 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a moderate Republican and frequent Trump critic, will also appear on ABC and CNN. Kasich will likely address the scandal surrounding GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, as well as the decision by some Republicans to support Moore and cast doubt on the allegations.

Kasich tweeted Friday that he has "long opposed" Moore even before a bombshell Washington Post report revealing allegations that Moore initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 while serving as an assistant district attorney at the age of 32. Moore has denied the allegations.

Here's the full Sunday show list:

ABC’s “This Week” — DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGOP Sen. Braun says abortion laws should be left up to states Klobuchar says 'best way' to protect abortion rights is to codify Roe v. Wade into law Sunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant MORE (D-Mont.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersWTO faces renewed scrutiny amid omicron threat Overnight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan MORE (I-Vt.)

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Mnuchin, Kasich, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

“Fox News Sunday” — Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenReal relief from high gas prices Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall Schumer-McConnell dial down the debt ceiling drama MORE (D-Md.)