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Sunday shows preview: Republicans take victory lap on taxes

Sunday shows preview: Republicans take victory lap on taxes
© Greg Nash

Top Republicans will hit the Sunday show circuit this week to tout the party's victory on tax reform after the Senate passed the GOP bill early Saturday morning.

Senate Republicans debated the GOP plan late into the night Friday, finally passing the bill after midnight by a 51-49 vote.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Dem Senator: Congress will act on death of Saudi journalist Democrats torch Trump for floating 'rogue killers' to blame for missing journalist MORE (R-Tenn.), who had concerns about the bill's impact on the deficit, joined all Democrats in voting against the tax overhaul.

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The bill lowers the corporate tax rate and lowers tax rates for individuals through 2025. Democrats argue the plan favors the wealthy and large corporations, while Republicans insist the investment in business would stop American jobs from going overseas.

"We have an opportunity now to make America more competitive, to keep jobs from being shipped offshore and to provide substantial relief for the middle class," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' MORE (R-Ky.) said at a 2 a.m. press conference after the vote.

McConnell will join ABC's "This Week" and CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday to answer questions on the Senate's passage of the bill, while fellow GOP Sens. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senators face Wednesday vote on Trump health plans rule | Trump officials plan downtime for ObamaCare website | Lawmakers push for action on reducing maternal deaths Bipartisan group of senators ask Trump to increase focus on maternal deaths 7 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina MORE (S.C.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh St. Lawrence alumni, faculty want honorary degree for Collins revoked 'Suspicious letter' mailed to Maine home of Susan Collins MORE (Maine) will join CNN's "State of the Union" and NBC's "Meet the Press," respectively.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Suspects in journalist's disappearance linked to Saudi crown prince: report Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' MORE (R-S.C.), a longtime supporter of the bill, will also appear on CBS.

Collins was a late holdout on the bill, but eventually backed it after being guaranteed that automatic Medicare cuts under the bill would be prevented by the Senate at a later date.

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" to discuss their forthcoming book about the campaign.

Another topic sure to dominate the Sunday shows this week is former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.

Flynn, who is expected to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's team under a plea deal, is the first former Trump administration official to be charged in the probe into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia.

From the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, respectively, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump travels to hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia Dems eye ambitious agenda if House flips Schiff: There is legal precedent for impeaching sitting officials over prior criminal conduct MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House Trump, Feinstein feud intensifies over appeals court nominees American Bar Association dropping Kavanaugh review MORE (D-Calif.) will make appearances to discuss the ongoing Mueller investigation.

Here’s the full lineup:

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.); Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, former Trump campaign manager and deputy campaign manager.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Angus KingAngus Stanley KingCollusion judgment looms for key Senate panel People have forgotten 'facade' of independent politicians, says GOP strategist Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh after bitter fight MORE (I-ME), White House budget director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOn The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion: Treasury Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race MORE.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sens. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerDems can use subpoena power to reclaim the mantle of populism Is there difference between good and bad online election targeting? Collusion judgment looms for key Senate panel MORE (D-Va.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

“Fox News Sunday”: White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster; Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoWhy grizzly bear hunting season isn’t happening Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill Dems to force health care vote weeks before Nov. midterms MORE (R-Wyo.).

ABC’s “This Week”:  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), McConnell, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.