White House, Congress talk next coronavirus relief bill as COVID-19 continues to surge

White House, Congress talk next coronavirus relief bill as COVID-19 continues to surge
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Negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package are expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit this weekend as Republicans work out internal fissures before commencing talks with Democrats.

Republicans suffered an embarrassing setback this week when they were forced to delay the unveiling of their proposal, as the Senate GOP and the White House could not come to a full agreement after saying they had a fundamental agreement. 

"The administration has requested additional time to review the fine details, but we will be laying down this proposal early next week. We have an agreement in principle on the shape of this package," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' Overnight Health Care: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal | US records deadliest day of summer | Georgia governor drops lawsuit over Atlanta's mask mandate Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal MORE (R-Ky.) said from the Senate floor this week. 

Much of the disagreement has centered around the package's ultimate price tag, with conservatives saying the initial goal of $1 trillion is already too high and will likely balloon after negotiations with Democrats.

Leading the negotiations for the White House are chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsOvernight Health Care: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal | US records deadliest day of summer | Georgia governor drops lawsuit over Atlanta's mask mandate Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Pelosi: COVID talks will resume when GOP offers T MORE, who will appear on ABC’s “This Week,” and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOvernight Health Care: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal | US records deadliest day of summer | Georgia governor drops lawsuit over Atlanta's mask mandate Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations MORE, who will be featured on “Fox News Sunday.”

Democrats have seized on the disarray, noting that the delay in coming to an agreement on the package will virtually guarantee the looming expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits.

“This weekend, millions of Americans will lose their Unemployment Insurance, will be at risk of being evicted from their homes, and could be laid off by state and local government, and there is only one reason: Republicans have been dithering for months while America’s crisis deepens,” Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSusan Collins asks postmaster general to address delays of 'critically needed mail' Trump says he'd sign bill funding USPS but won't seek changes to help mail voting On The Money: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief agreement | Weekly jobless claims fall below 1 million for first time since March | Trump says no Post Office funding means Democrats 'can't have universal mail-in voting' MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerIn the next relief package Congress must fund universal COVID testing Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech New poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts MORE (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement.

The package is expected to deal with an array of issues, including unemployment benefits, school reopenings, money for testing and stimulus checks.

Below are the full lineups of the Sunday politics talk shows:

ABC's “This Week" — Meadows, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence Lujan Grisham earns praise but little traction as only Latina on Biden shortlist Ocasio-Cortez to speak at Democratic convention MORE (D).

NBC's “Meet the Press” — To be announced.

CBS's “Face the Nation" — Pelosi; Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFiorina: Biden picking Harris for VP 'a smart choice' Russian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans MORE (R-Texas); Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Eugene Woods, president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health; former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Assistant Health Secretary Adm. Brett Giroir; White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBlack women are ambitious — that's why we need more in office Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Newsom says he has already received a number of pitches for Harris's open Senate seat MORE (D-Calif.); Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R); Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D).

“Fox News Sunday" — Mnuchin; Tom Frieden, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says FBI chief 'committed to being helpful' after Trump criticism Democrat flips GOP-held state House seat in South Carolina Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes MORE (R-S.C.); acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad WolfChad WolfFederal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Watch live: Acting DHS chief testifies on deployment of federal agents to protests MORE; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (R-Calif.); Ray Dalio, co-chief investment officer and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates;

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling — Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonRussian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump China sanctioning Rubio, Cruz in retaliatory move over Hong Kong MORE (R-Ark.); former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell (R); former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland.