Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as some states reopen economies; Biden deliberates a running mate

Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as some states reopen economies; Biden deliberates a running mate

The country's governors as well as some of the Trump administration's top officials will make the rounds on this week's slate of Sunday morning shows, as several states have begun to reopen their economies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Govs. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) will both appear on ABC's "This Week." Hogan on Friday announced a three-phase plan to reopening Maryland's economy, but reiterated that the state was not ready to start the process. He had previously released a set of four benchmarks that the state would first have to meet before the process could start.

"The number of new cases of COVID-19 is still rising," Hogan said at his Friday press conference. "Maryland is not yet able to lift our restrictions. I am optimistic that if Marylanders continue staying home and continue practicing physical distancing a little while longer, our numbers would continue to plateau." Hogan added that he was hopeful that the process could begin in early May.

Hogan will also be on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Whitmer, who is on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE's (D) shortlist to be his running mate in November's general election, on Friday extended Michigan's stay-at-home order until May 15, however, she rolled back some of the state's restrictions, allowing lawn service companies, landscapers, plant nurseries and bike repair shops to reopen with the caveat that they must still abide by social distancing guidelines. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Hillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates MORE (D-Minn.) and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams — two women who have been floated as Biden's potential running mate — will appear on the news circuit this Sunday. Abrams has garnered attention recently, saying during an interview with the Atlantic that she would be the best candidate for vice president because of her ability to engage communities and build a broad coalition necessary to win the presidency in 2020. 

“If you look at what we were able to accomplish in Georgia, the growth of the numbers and the composition of the voters, I would put my capacity to win an election as the VP running mate alongside anyone’s,” she said.

Klobuchar will appear on ABC's "This Week" and Abrams will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" as well as CNN's "Face the Nation." 

Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press", FOX's "Sunday Morning Futures" and CNN's "State of the Union."

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWhy Trump can't make up his mind on China Five takeaways from PPP loan data On The Money: Trump administration releases PPP loan data | Congress gears up for battle over expiring unemployment benefits | McConnell opens door to direct payments in next coronavirus bill MORE, a key player in negotiations between the White House and Congress on coronavirus economic relief legislation will appear on "Fox News Sunday."

On Friday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE signed Congress's fourth coronavirus economic stimulus package into law.

The $484 billion bill gives an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $60 billion of which is reserved for community banks and small lenders; $75 billion for hospitals; $25 billion to support testing efforts; and $60 billion for emergency disaster loans and grants. The passage of the legislation comes as funding for the for the PPP included in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package passed in late March ran out last week.

The president, in an Oval Office signing ceremony called the bill “great for small businesses, great for the workers.”

Democrats, who advocated for more funding for hospitals and testing were able to secure that money in the bill. They also advocated for more assistance for local and state governments, but were unable to secure funding in the latest package passed.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad State and local officials beg Congress to send more election funds ahead of November Teacher's union puts million behind ad demanding funding for schools preparing to reopen MORE (R-Ky.) signaled on Wednesday, though, that a fifth package that could potentially have aid for states and local municipalities, though the measure would likely not be passed until May, when lawmakers are slated to return to Washington.

A full schedule of the shows is below.


ABC's “This Week": Govs. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich.; White House adviser Kevin Hassett; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)

NBC's “Meet the Press”: Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force coordinator; Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.; Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota; Stacey Abrams, former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor.

CBS' “Face the Nation": Hogan; San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D); Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America; Barry Diller, chairman of IAC.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Birx; House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSupreme Court expands religious rights with trio of rulings Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits Democrats see victory in Trump culture war MORE, D-Calif.; Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisProtesters surround Aurora Police precinct after photos emerge of officers mocking Elijah McClain's death Officer involved in taking pictures mocking Elijah McClain resigns Colorado governor closes bars amid rise in virus cases MORE, D-Colo.; Abrams.

FOX News Channel's "Fox News Sunday": Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Ok.); Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary; Dr. Thomas Inglesby, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, director of the Center for Health Security

FOX's "Sunday Morning Futures": Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad Mellman: Roberts rescues the right? Hillicon Valley: Pompeo floats TikTok ban | Civil rights groups slam Facebook after call | Election security funding included in proposal MORE (R-Ark.); Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Breaking down the June jobs report | The biggest threats facing the recovery | What will the next stimulus bill include? McCarthy to offer bill withholding funds from states that don't protect statues McCarthy calls on Pelosi to condemn 'mob violence' after toppling of St. Junipero Serra statue MORE (R-Calif.); Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesHow conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Lawmaker-linked businesses received PPP loans Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November MORE (R-Calif.); New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D); Birx