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 ScottTrump helps raise million in first six months of 2021 Senate passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to first Black NHL player Scott: 'There is hope' for police reform bill MORE (R-S.C.), the only black Republican in the upper chamber, leading the Senate effort and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanKinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy Jordan acknowledges talking to Trump on Jan. 6 AP Fact Check rates GOP claim Pelosi blocked National Guard on Jan. 6 'false' 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 McCarthySunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy McCarthy jokes it'll be hard not to 'hit' Pelosi with gavel if he is Speaker 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 CarsonBen CarsonSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools MORE; Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordAbbott slams Ben & Jerry's for Palestine support: 'Disgraceful' Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Republican calls on Oklahoma to ban Ben & Jerry's 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 BookerWomen urge tech giants to innovate on office return Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines 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 OmarProgressives camp outside Capitol to protest evictions Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week MORE (D-Minn.).

“Fox News Sunday" — Carson; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassScott: 'There is hope' for police reform bill Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia 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 JohnsonWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet Trump urged DOJ officials to call election corrupt 'and leave the rest to me' 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