Sunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets

Sunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets

The next coronavirus stimulus package and efforts to reopen the country are set to dominate the Sunday morning show circuit this week as the country prepares next steps to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES 2 Act, which builds upon the $2.2 trillion CARES Act Congress passed in late March, is set to finalize at some point this month. Democrats are pushing for $2,000 relief checks for most Americans and more federal aid for states, many that have been forced to make hard budget decisions as they see their revenues shrink amid the pandemic. 

Republican's have been hesitant about state and local government aid, arguing the measure could serve as a "bailout" for states that have made poor financial decisions before the pandemic. 

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Businesses, wealthy brace for Biden tax hikes | Dow falls more than 650 points as COVID-19 cases rise, stimulus hopes fade | Kudlow doesn't expect Trump to release detailed economic plan before election Overnight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: 'We're not going to control it' | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy Gaffes put spotlight on Meadows at tough time for Trump MORE, who is tasked with disbursement of relief aid, is booked on Fox News's “Fox News Sunday.” White House economic advisor Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE is booked on ABC’s “This Week.” Both officials play a vital role in negotiating the legislation with Congress.

Peter Navarro, one of the president’s top Trade advisors, is also booked on FOX News Channel's “Sunday Morning Futures” as the administration eyes a continuation of the China trade deal signed in January. 

Neither Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci on latest surge: 'No matter how you look at it, it's not good news' Trump federal salary adviser resigns over order stripping worker protections White House to host swearing-in event for Barrett on Monday night MORE nor Deborah Birx, two key public health officials on the coronavirus task force, are booked on any major cable TV networks this Sunday. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, a critic of the Trump administration's response to the virus who served under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump is cruising for a bruising State lawmaker Elizabeth Fiedler discusses the top issues for Pennsylvania voters Joe Biden's transit plan: Party like it's 2009 MORE, is booked on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), who announced a 5-phase reopening plan this week, is booked on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, where state lawmakers passed legislation that would limit the power of the state’s health director, is booked on Fox News Channel's “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Some states, such as Georgia, opened as early as last week, despite objections from local leaders. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, who has continued to keep her city on lockdown despite the lift from the state, is booked on CNN's "State of the Union."

This week, the Department of Justice dropped the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn who was charged with lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia shortly before President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE took office. The move lead to mass criticism by Democrats, and their calls for U.S. Attorney General William Barr's resignation.

One of Flynn’s attorney’s Sidney Powell is booked on Fox Business News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.

ABC’s “This Week” — Kudlow; Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson; Dr. George Yancopoulos, president of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderSenate Health Committee chair asks Cuomo, Newsom to 'stop second guessing' FDA on vaccine efficacy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base McConnell aims for unity amid growing divisions with Trump MORE (R-Tenn.); Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, chief science officer at Coriell Life Sciences; Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota; Robert Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners.

CBS' “Face the Nation" — White House adviser Kevin Hassett; former Google CEO Eric Schmidt; Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; James Ryan, president of the University of Virginia; Gottlieb

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Hassett; Pritzker; Mayor Lance Bottoms ; Dr. Leonard Schleifer, CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

“Fox News Sunday" — Mnuchin; DeWine; Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Fox's “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonCotton mocks NY Times over claim of nonpartisanship, promises to submit op-eds as test Barrett fight puts focus on abortion in 2020 election COVID outbreak threatens GOP's Supreme Court plans MORE (R-Ark.); Powell; Navarro; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTrump pushing to declassify document disputing intel findings on Russia: report Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Democrat Arballo gains on Nunes: internal poll MORE (R-Calif.); Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Tim Scott invokes Breonna Taylor, George Floyd in Trump convention speech Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington MORE, former Congressman (R-S.C.)

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue; Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisTrump campaign asks Supreme Court to halt North Carolina absentee ballot plan White House to host swearing-in event for Barrett on Monday night Democrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle MORE (R-N.C.); Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas); K.T. McFarland Former Deputy National Security Advisor; Tim Murtaugh, communications director for Trump 2020; Liz Bonis; Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaSunday shows preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh in on COVID-19, masks and school reopenings amid virus surge Trump taps Gorka for national security advisory board Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence MOREAmeshia Cross