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Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout

Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for another week fighting the coronavirus, seek to curb fallout
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Both Congress and the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is expected to dominate the Sunday talk show lineup this weekend as the virus continues to spread in the U.S. 

On Friday Trump declared a national emergency and is expected to expand travel restrictions to the United Kingdom and Ireland Sunday. As of Saturday afternoon, 2,496 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 51 have died, though many testing kits have not yet become widely available, leading some experts to estimate the caseload is much higher. 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the administration’s coronavirus task force, is booked on nearly every cable TV network Sunday: ABC's “This Week,” NBC's “Meet the Press,” CNN's “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.”

Fauci, whose messaging on the virus has differed from the president, said Friday that disruptions to everyday life in the U.S. could last up to eight weeks.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Sweeping financial crimes bill to hitch a ride on defense measure On The Money: Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms | Pelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks | Poll: Most Americans support raising taxes on those making at least 0K MORE, who worked with House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE (D-Calif.) to try to hammer out a deal on the stimulus package the House passed in a 363-40 vote early Saturday morning, is booked on ABC's “This Week" and “Fox News Sunday.” Meanwhile, White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, who was also involved in negotiating the stimulus package, is booked on CBS' “Face the Nation." 

The Senate is expected to take up the legislation sometime next week, though no senators were booked on any cable TV Sunday talk shows as of Saturday afternoon. 

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the administration has imposed travel bans and airlines have seen a reduction in flight numbers as dozens of events and conferences around the world are canceled or postponed. The decline in economic activity caused the stock market to dip to historically low levels in previous weeks.

As questions about the economic impact of the virus rise, Brian Moynihan, chief executive of Bank of America CEO, is booked on CBS' “Face the Nation.”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), who declared a state of emergency this week, is booked on NBC's “Meet the Press” and CNN's “State of the Union." New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioUS records over 14 million coronavirus cases New York City positivity rate above 5 percent, highest level since May NYC mayoral contender challenges New York Times for defining candidacy by marijuana use MORE, who also declared a state of emergency this week, is also booked on CNN's “State of the Union.”

On 5 p.m. Sunday, CNN will host its Democratic Presidential Debate, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE. The debate was originally scheduled to take place in Phoenix, but was moved to a Washington, D.C. studio to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

The Sunday talk show lineup is as follows: 

ABC's “This Week" — Fauci;Mnuchin.

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Fauci; Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio.)

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Fauci; Kudlow; Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Brian Moynihan, chief executive of Bank of America CEO

CNN's “State of the Union" — Fauci; DeWine; Bill de Blasio.

“Fox News Sunday" — Fauci; Mnuchin.

Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures" Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy; Michael Milken, Chairman of The Milken Institute; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesBiden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls Overnight Defense: Trump loyalist to lead Pentagon transition | Democrats ask VA for vaccine distribution plan | Biden to get classified intel reports Ex-Nunes aide linked to Biden conspiracy theories will lead Pentagon transition MORE (R-Calif.); House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse GOP uses procedural tool to protest proxy voting The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Capital One - Tensions rise with Trump, Barr Watch live: McCarthy holds news briefing MORE (R-Calif.);Griff Jenkins, Fox News Correspondent;Buck SextonFormer CIA Officer // Host, "The Buck Sexton Show"; Jared Max, Fox News Headlines 24/7 Sports Reporter