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
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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: Supreme Court upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns, rebuffs Congress | Trump complains of 'political prosecution' | Biden rebukes Trump, rolls out jobs plan Mnuchin: Next stimulus bill must cap jobless benefits at 100 percent of previous income Why Trump can't make up his mind on China MORE, who is tasked with disbursement of relief aid, is booked on Fox News's “Fox News Sunday.” White House economic advisor Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan 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 FauciSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools US testing official: 'Dr. Fauci is not 100 percent right' Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet 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 defends golf outings: It's my 'exercise' How Trump can get his mojo back Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm 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 TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' 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 AlexanderRepublicans considering an outdoor stadium for Florida convention: report Sixth GOP senator unlikely to attend Republican convention Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Randi Weingarten 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 CottonPublic letter in Harper's sparks furor Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE (R-Ark.); Powell; Navarro; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Lawmaker-linked businesses received PPP loans MORE (R-Calif.); Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyMore than two dozen former prosecutors, judges, active trial lawyers support DOJ decision to dismiss Michael Flynn case Sunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets John Ratcliffe is the right choice for director of national intelligence — and for America MORE, former Congressman (R-S.C.)

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue; Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisDemocrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Senate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad 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: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Trump's new head of US media agency under fire from both sides Appeals court blocks White House from suspending reporter MOREAmeshia Cross