Sunday shows preview: White House, Democratic leaders struggle for deal on coronavirus bill

Sunday shows preview: White House, Democratic leaders struggle for deal on coronavirus bill
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Ongoing negotiations between lawmakers and the Trump administration on the coronavirus stimulus bill are expected to dominate the Sunday Show circuit this week, as talks spill over into next week. 

Trump administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinLawmakers fear voter backlash over failure to reach COVID-19 relief deal United Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid House Democrats plan to unveil bill next week to avert shutdown MORE, met with Democratic leaders on Saturday saying they made “progress” but have still not reached an agreement. 

The main dispute is about the amount of money to spend: Senate Republicans have introduced a roughly $1 trillion package, while the bill passed by House Democrats in May rang in at roughly $3 trillion. 

They also disagree about providing additional money for cash-strapped state and local governments who have depleted their budgets fighting the coronavirus. The final issue, and perhaps the most urgent, is how to replace beefed up unemployment benefits, which expired Friday night. 

A handful of negotiators are scheduled to appear on cable talk shows this week, with both Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump is betting big on the suburbs, but his strategy is failing 'bigly' Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor 'trailblazer' Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.) booked on ABC’s “This Week” and White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump reacts to Ginsburg's death: 'An amazing woman who led an amazing life' Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death United Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE booked on CBS' “Face the Nation.” 

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciDemocratic chairman says White House blocked FDA commissioner from testifying Overnight Health Care: CDC reverses controversial testing guidance | Billions more could be needed for vaccine distribution | Study examines danger of in-flight COVID-19 transmission Trump claims enough COVID-19 vaccines will be ready for every American by April MORE, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, along with other top health officials testified before Congress on Friday where they discussed the state of vaccine production and reopening schools, among other topics.

Adm. Brett Giroir, the health official leading the Trump administration’s testing strategy, told Congress that test results continue to be delayed but improvements are coming. He is booked on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday.

Friday night, President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE announced that he will ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States. TikTok is owned by a larger Chinese tech company ByteDance.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump steps up Iran fight in final election stretch MORE, who said earlier last month that the Trump administration was considering banning Chinese apps due to national security concerns, is booked on Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows. 

ABC's “This Week" — Pelosi; Mnuchin.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Giroir; Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassPatients are dying unnecessarily from organ donation policy failures Hispanic caucus report takes stock of accomplishments with eye toward 2021 Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration MORE (D-Calif.).

CBS' “Face the Nation” — Meadows; Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.); Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Clyburn; Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.); Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; Georgia politician Stacey Abrams.

“Fox News Sunday" — Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthMcConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies John Fogerty: 'Confounding' that Trump campaign played 'Fortunate Son' at rally MORE, D-Ill.; Bass; Jason Miller, adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign.

FOX News “Sunday Morning Futures” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP-led panel to hear from former official who said Burisma was not a factor in US policy MORE, (R-WI); Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsVulnerable GOP incumbents embrace filling Supreme Court seat this year Georgia GOP Senate candidates cite abortion in pushing Ginsburg replacement Win by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP MORE, (R-GA); Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewThe Hill's Campaign Report: 19 years since 9/11 | Dem rival to Marjorie Taylor Greene drops out | Collin Peterson faces fight of his career | Court delivers blow to ex-felon voting rights in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report: First Kennedy to lose a Massachusetts election Ex-Democrat Van Drew speaks at GOP convention MORE (R-NJ)

“America This Week" with Eric Bolling Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMelania Trump: Ginsburg's 'spirit will live on in all she has inspired' Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Eric Trump says he will comply with New York AG's subpoena only after Election Day MORE; Ken Cuccinelli- Deputy Secretary Homeland Security; Michael Solan, Seattle Police Officers Assn Rep; Jose Aristimuño, former DNC National Press Secretary; Charlie Kirk, chairman TPUSA