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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 PencePence buys .9M home in Indiana There is no pandemic recovery plan without the arts and culture Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' MORE were inoculated on camera, along with Surgeon General Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsIndiana county ends needle exchange program credited with containing an HIV outbreak Fauci: Americans 'misinterpreting' mask rules Former surgeon general: CDC 'fumbled the ball at the one-yard line' with new mask guidance messaging MORE, who will appear on on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Multiple lawmakers received their first dose, including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrat says he won't introduce resolution to censure Greene after her apology Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday | Four states emerge as test case for cutting off jobless benefits GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' McConnell presses for 'actual consequences' in disclosure of tax data MORE (R-Ky.), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse fails to pass bill to promote credit fairness for LGTBQ-owned businesses Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO 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 TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC 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 BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE announced that he would nominate Rep. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandOvernight Energy: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process Wednesday | Bipartisan bill would ban 'forever chemicals' in cosmetics | Biden admin eyes step toward Trump-era proposal for uranium reserve The Hill's Morning Report - Biden on Putin: 'a worthy adversary' New Mexico Democrat Stansbury sworn into Haaland's old seat 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: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process Wednesday | Bipartisan bill would ban 'forever chemicals' in cosmetics | Biden admin eyes step toward Trump-era proposal for uranium reserve Biden administration eyes step toward Trump-era proposal for uranium reserve OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland reportedly recommends full restoration of monuments Trump altered | EPA to reinstate air pollution panel disbanded under Trump | State appeals court upholds approval of Minnesota pipeline 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 ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm 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 WarnerHillicon Valley: Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC | Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cyber during summit with Putin | TSA working on additional security regulations following Colonial Pipeline hack Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cybersecurity during summit with Putin How Biden can get the infrastructure bill through Congress MORE (D-Va.); Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing coronavirus testing; Granholm

NBC’sMeet the Press” — Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyA full pandemic recovery demands mental health support Biden to appear on MSNBC before town hall on vaccines Surgeon general: US 'still not doing enough' to address growing mental health crisis 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 RomneyChina's genocide must be stopped How Biden can get the infrastructure bill through Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Biden's European trip MORE (R-Utah)

CBS’sFace the Nation” — Ron KlainRon KlainVermont governor lifts restrictions as state becomes first to reach 80 percent vaccinated Biden's no-drama White House chief The Democrats' proposed budget is a political and substantive disaster 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 PsakiLawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cybersecurity during summit with Putin Fox's John Roberts says for media, no Biden-Putin presser is a loss Harris highlights COVID-19 vaccination safety, efficacy in SC event to kick off tour MORE, Senior Adviser Biden-Harris Transition; John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoJudge halts Biden pause on new public lands oil leasing GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' Biden land management pick faces GOP scrutiny over decades-old tree spiking case MORE (R-Wy.); Morrill Worcester, Wreaths Across America Founder

Fox News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures"— McCarthy; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesGOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas CNN reporter's phone and email records secretly obtained by Trump administration: report Hillicon Valley: Colonial Pipeline CEO says company paid hackers .4 million in ransomware attack | Facebook sets up 'special operations center' for content on Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Granholm expresses openness to pipeline cyber standards after 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.