Sunday shows preview: COVID-19 relief waiting on Trump's signature; government continues vaccine roll out

President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE's decision on whether or not to veto a long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill and the roll out of coronavirus vaccinations are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.

Congress passed a $2.3 trillion federal spending package on Monday, which included the long-awaited $900 billion coronavirus relief deal.

The bill’s passage quickly allowed for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to claim victory for certain provisions of the bill. Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.), who will appear on "Fox News Sunday," claimed victory for a provision which he says clarifies the Federal Reserve’s lending authority.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerFive takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Senate confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar Schumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Toomey had negotiated for hours last Saturday on a deal over the Fed's lending authorities before reaching an agreement late that evening. The agreement cleared a major sticking point for Congress to move forward on COVID-19 relief. 

However, the fate of the legislation, which is tied to an omnibus spending package, now hangs in the balance after Trump blasted the bill on Tuesday and called on both chambers to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.

A government shutdown would begin Tuesday if Trump does not sign the package. 

House Republicans blocked an attempt by Democrats on Thursday to pass a bill providing for the $2,000 stimulus checks, and the bill was sent to Florida, where the president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden, Kate Middleton visit school together in first meeting Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket 'to bring unity' to meeting with Boris Johnson White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality MORE are spending the holidays.

Meanwhile, Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine began to be distributed this week after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Ex-Trump doctor turned GOP lawmaker wants Biden to take cognitive test White House officials won't say if US will meet July vaccine goal MORE, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar publicly received their first doses on Tuesday.

Fauci, who will appear on CNN’s "State of the Union," said on Thursday that 90 percent of the population would need to be vaccinated before herd immunity can be achieved, a higher estimate than his initial guess of between 75 and 85 percent.

Over 1.94 million people have received their first dose of either Moderna or Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as of Saturday, according to a count from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the nation was blindsided by a recreational vehicle that exploded in Nashville, Tenn., on Christmas day. At least three people were wounded, and about 41 businesses were destroyed.

Reports emerged on Saturday that a person of interest has been identified in the explosion, but officials said that they’re looking into 500 investigative leads. 

Nashville Mayor John Cooper (D) will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”


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

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Mayor John Cooper (D-Nashville); Frank Figliuzzi, Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, FBI Author, “The FBI Way;” Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOhio GOP governor comes out against controversial state anti-vaccine bill Overnight Health Care: Biden says US donation of 500 million vaccines will 'supercharge' global virus fight | Moderna asks FDA to clear COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents FDA extends shelf life of J&J vaccine amid concern over expiring doses MORE (R) Ohio; Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerWhitmer announces Michigan reopening Michigan Senate passes voter ID mandate Beyond California, a record year for recalls MORE (D) Michigan; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

CNN’sState of the Union”— Whitmer, Representative Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin MORE (R- Illinois); Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Governor Larry Hogan (R- Maryland); Representative-elect Cori Bush (D- Missouri); Representative-elect Jamaal Bowman (D- New York)

FOX News Sunday” — Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Admiral Brett Giroir, US Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary

NBC’sMeet The Press”—“Meet The Press” will be airing a special addition of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE’s 50 interviews on the show and NBC News.

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