Sunday show preview: Congress debates police reform legislation after George Floyd killing

Sunday show preview: Congress debates police reform legislation after George Floyd killing
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Congressional action on police reform is expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit this weekend as Democrats and Republicans work on dueling bills to grapple with police use of force. 

Democrats in both chambers unveiled sweeping legislation this week that would impose a series of reforms, including establishing a federal ban on chokeholds, eliminating the legal shield protecting police from lawsuits, mandating the use of body cameras nationwide, limiting federal transfers of military-style weapons to local police, banning military-style weapons for police and creating a national database disclosing the names of officers with patterns of abuse.

Republicans in both chambers are still hammering out bills of their own, with Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottLobbyists see wins, losses in GOP coronavirus bill Revered civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis lies in state in the Capitol GOP plan would boost deduction for business meals MORE (R-S.C.), the only black Republican in the upper chamber, leading the Senate effort and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanWorld's most trafficked mammal gives Trump new way to hit China on COVID-19 The 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Tucker Carlson calls Fauci a 'fraud' after tense hearing MORE (R-Ohio) leading the House effort.

Scott’s legislation appears to be focused on improving data collection and creating incentives for police departments to curtail use of force by their officers. The South Carolina Republican will appear NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

House Republicans this week indicated that there is appetite in both parties to come to some kind of consensus even though the GOP was angered it was left out of the Democrats’ efforts to craft their bill.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief A trillion stimulus, but Kevin McCarthy for renewable energy — leading businesses want to change that When will telling the truth in politics matter again? MORE (R-Calif.) accused Democratic leadership of keeping Republicans “shut out of those discussions,” but feels “there’s a place where we can work together.” 

“We will focus on three main areas: performance, transparency and accountability,” he said at a press conference on Thursday. “Eighty percent of law enforcement agencies expressed a need for increased training, but it's work to achieve that while making our community safer transparency.”

Pressure has intensified on Congress to take action after a wave of civil unrest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.

Below is the full lineup of Sunday show guests:

ABC's “This Week" — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ends Obama fair housing rule Castro urges Dems to seize moment on social reform Overnight Health Care: Fauci says 'bizarre' efforts to discredit him only hurt the White House | Alabama to require face masks | House panel probes 'problematic' government contracts MORE; Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordSenate GOP opens door to smaller coronavirus deal as talks lag Ballooning Fed balance sheet sparks GOP concerns  The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Lauren Underwood says Americans face economic crisis if Senate fails to act on unemployment benefits extension; US surpasses 4 million cases, 1,000+ deaths for third straight day MORE (R-Okla.); Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor in 2018.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Scott; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Scott; Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (D-N.J.); Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best; Robert Kaplan, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Lankford; White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE; Reps. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary MORE (D-Minn.).

“Fox News Sunday" — Carson; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassHuffPost reporter: Biden's VP shortlist doesn't suggest progressive economic policies Biden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column MORE (D-Calif.); Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures” — McCarthy; Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Democrats try to force Trump to boost medical supplies production GOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe MORE (R-Wis.); Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.); Ric Grennell, former acting director of national intelligence; Kudlow

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Mark Lamont Hill, BET News; Dr. Wilfred Reilly, Kentucky State Univ Professor; Sidney Powell, Attorney for General Flynn; Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security; Lt. Col. Tony Schaefer; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic advisor; Mercedes Schlapp, senior Trump campaign advisor