Sunday shows preview: Shutdown enters week three

The partial shutdown of the federal government entered its third week on Sunday as thousands of government employees remain furloughed and Congress appears no closer to reaching a deal with the president to approve funding.

Members of the White House and new Democratic House majority will offer differing views on the shutdown on Sunday's talk show circuit following another week of meetings between President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Joint Chiefs chairman: 'The last thing in the world we need right now is a war with Iran' Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels' Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time MORE and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump says he'd win the election 'easier' if Democrats impeach him Democrats give Trump trade chief high marks Hispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' MORE (D-N.Y.) and their congressional Republican colleagues.


Schumer emerged from the most recent meeting between Trump and the Democrats on Friday with news that the president threatened a shutdown lasting months or even years, as the White House remains unwilling to accept a funding plan that does not include money for Trump's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We told the president we needed the government open,” Schumer told reporters following the meeting. “He resisted. In fact, he said he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time, months or even years.”

Pelosi, meanwhile, remained steadfast in her view that Democrats would not approve a single dollar for Trump's controversial border security proposal.

“We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt about that? We are not doing a wall. So that’s that,” she said.

The no. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerDemocrats give Trump trade chief high marks Hispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (D-Md.), will likely echo that stance during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, where a pretaped interview with acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyGOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Congressional leaders, White House officials fail to reach budget deal Congressional leaders, White House officials to meet Wednesday on spending MORE will also be broadcast.

Other House Democrats including Rep. David CicillineDavid Nicola CicillineHillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Judiciary Democrat says small firms fear retaliation from big tech in antitrust probe Hope Hicks: Trump campaign felt 'relief' after WikiLeaks released damaging info about Hillary Clinton MORE (D-R.I.), who sits on a subcommittee focused on immigration and border security, will appear on shows including "Fox News Sunday."

White House representatives will also make the Sunday rounds, with Mulvaney making two appearances on NBC and CNN’s “State of the Union” and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joining Fox News.

Here's the full lineup for the Sunday shows:

CNN's "State of the Union": Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Reps. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffUS finds itself isolated in Iran conflict House Intelligence Committee to subpoena Trump associate Felix Sater Schiff introduces bill to strengthen law barring campaigns from accepting foreign dirt MORE (D-Calif.) and Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHispanic Caucus seeks to retain voice in House leadership House hearing marks historic moment for slavery reparations debate The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates MORE (D-Calif.).

"Fox News Sunday": White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.).

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Overnight Defense: Officials brief Congress after Iran shoots down drone | Lawmakers fear 'grave situation' | Trump warns Iran | Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales | Bombshell confession at Navy SEAL's murder trial MORE (R-Maine), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Mulvaney.

ABC's "This Week": Reps. Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithDemocrats wary of Trump's 'erratic' approach to Iran Overnight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One House panel approves 3B defense policy bill MORE (D-Wash.) and Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyWashington braces for Trump's next move on Iran Former GOP Rep. Cynthia Lummis files to run for Wyoming Senate seat GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House MORE (R-Wyo.), potential 2020 Democratic primary contender Julian Castro.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions MORE (R-S.C.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinCongress unlikely to reach deal on Trump border bill before break Democrats want White House hopefuls to cool it on Biden attacks Overnight Health Care: Trump officials defend changes to family planning program | Senators unveil bipartisan package on health costs | Democrats pass T spending bill with HHS funds MORE (D-Ill.), Reps. Colin Allred (D-Texas), Jahana HayesJahana HayesDems counter portrait of discord Ocasio-Cortez helps raise K in a few hours for House candidates How to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche MORE (D-Conn.), Max RoseMax RoseGOP hopes dim on reclaiming House Republicans raise concerns over House campaign arm leadership Freshman Democrats call on McConnell to hold vote on election reform bill MORE (D-N.Y.), and Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillBlue Dogs look to move forward on infrastructure project House Dems launch Servicewomen and Women Veterans caucus Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements MORE (D-N.J.).