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Sunday shows preview: US rolls out first doses of coronavirus vaccine; Congress close on stimulus deal

Sunday shows preview: US rolls out first doses of coronavirus vaccine; Congress close on stimulus deal
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The United States rolled out its first coronavirus vaccine this week as Congress closes in on a relief deal, both of which are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.

Inoculations began this week with Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, days after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted it an emergency-use authorization. 

Public figures and politicians received their first doses this week; Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - House boots Greene from committees; Senate plows ahead on budget Pence announces post-White House office, plans to move back to Indiana Harris move into vice president's residence delayed MORE were inoculated on camera, along with Surgeon General Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis Biden to name nurse as acting surgeon general: report Judge drops case against former surgeon general over alleged virus restrictions violation MORE, who will appear on on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Multiple lawmakers received their first dose, including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster House Democrats to keep minimum wage hike in COVID-19 relief bill for Friday vote Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySchiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow Cruz hires Trump campaign press aide as communications director Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks MORE (R-Calif,), who will appear on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Meanwhile, the FDA also issued an emergency-use authorization for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine this week after an advisory panel voted 20-0 in its favor. The vaccine is just as effective as Pfizer’s vaccine, but does not require the same ultra-cold storage, creating fewer logistical challenges.

Moncef Slaoui, the scientific chief of Operation Warp Speed, predicted last week that the U.S. would distribute 40 million doses of vaccine by the end of the year, and up to 80 million doses through January. Slaoui is expected to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Meanwhile, Congressional leaders are planning to attach a stimulus deal to a spending package to keep the government funded through the rest of the fiscal year. President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE signed a two-day stopgap bill on Friday night to keep the government funded while lawmakers finalize the deal.

The proposed $900 billion deal is expected include another round of stimulus checks, between $600 and $700, as well as $325 billion for the Small Business Administration. It’s also expected to include $16 billion for vaccine distribution and testing, and $100 billion to help schools reopen.

Also last week, President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE announced that he would nominate Rep. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandThe Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary | GOP bill would codify Trump rule on financing for fossil fuels, guns | Kennedy apologizes for calling Haaland a 'whack job' Kennedy apologizes for calling Haaland a 'whack job' MORE (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department. Haaland would be the first Native American to lead the department if confirmed.

Biden also selected former Michigan Gov. Jennifer GranholmJennifer GranholmOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary | GOP bill would codify Trump rule on financing for fossil fuels, guns | Kennedy apologizes for calling Haaland a 'whack job' Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display MORE (D) to run the Energy Department. Granholm is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week.”

In addition, former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSenate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary Senate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary Biden to detail 'roadmap' for partnership with Canada in meeting with Trudeau MORE was announced as Biden’s choice to serve as Transportation Secretary, making him the first openly-gay Cabinet secretary if confirmed. Buttigieg is scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

Below are the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday Talk Shows:

ABC’sThis Week” — Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSchiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow CIA formed task force to address suspected microwave attacks Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (D-Va.); Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing coronavirus testing; Granholm

NBC’sMeet the Press” — Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyWatch live: Biden surgeon general pick testifies at confirmation hearing The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - COVID-19 rescue bill a unity test for Dems MORE, Biden's pick to be surgeon general; Kyle McGowan and Amanda Campbell, former officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGrassley to vote against Tanden nomination The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Haley isolated after Trump fallout MORE (R-Utah)

CBS’sFace the Nation” — Ron KlainRon KlainBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision The Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters Black Caucus members lobby Biden to tap Shalanda Young for OMB head MORE, Biden's chief of staff; Adams; Kevin Mandia, CEO of cybersecurity firm FireEye; David Ricks, chairman and CEO of drugmaker Eli Lilly; Mary Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

CNN’sState of the Union” — Romney; Moncef Slaoui, head of the U.S. vaccine development effort; Buttigieg; Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

"Fox News Sunday" — Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision CORRECTED: Overnight Defense: COVID-19 stymies effort to study sexual assault at military academies | Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi report The Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters MORE, Senior Adviser Biden-Harris Transition; John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary Haaland courts moderates during tense Senate confirmation hearing Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE (R-Wy.); Morrill Worcester, Wreaths Across America Founder

Fox News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures"— McCarthy; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNunes lawsuit against CNN thrown out Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variants spread in US; Redditors shake Wall Street with Gamestop stock GOP group launches billboard campaign urging Cruz, Hawley to resign MORE (R-Calif.); Peter Schweizer, author of “Secret Empires”; Herschel Walker, former NFL player; Christian Walker, political commentator

"America This Week with Eric Bolling”— Giroir; Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE, former Trump campaign manager; Peter Navarro, White House trade advisor; Peter Schweitzer, Government Accountability Institute; Bob Unanue, GOYA president and CEO  

Updated 4:12 p.m.