Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues

Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues
© Greg Nash

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) the House’s passage of a coronavirus relief bill, and continuing vaccination efforts are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.

CPAC kicked off on Thursday in Orlando, Fla., and included an array of speeches from 2024 hopefuls who wish to project their vision to the party's faithful. Among the attendees were GOP Sens. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David Hawley228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Trio of Senate Republicans urges Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Atlanta-area spa shootings suspect set to be arraigned MORE (Mo.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE (Texas) and Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonEx-Rep. Abby Finkenauer running for Senate in Iowa Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis Republicans raise concerns about Olympians using digital yuan during Beijing Games MORE (Ark.), who are all seen as top potential 2024 contenders.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisBiden: 'Every school should be open' in the fall Florida county to require masks in schools, defying DeSantis Protest repression and the new public/private Federalism MORE (R), one of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE’s staunchest supporters, also sought to cast himself as a possible 2024 contender. During opening remarks on Friday, the governor sought to rally the GOP against the “failed Republican establishment.”

Also in attendance was South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemRepublican governors revolt against CDC mask guidance Western US airports face jet fuel shortage Noem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event MORE (R), who will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) who will appear on “Fox News Sunday.” 

Trump is also scheduled to speak at the conference on Sunday afternoon, marking his first major address since leaving the White House in January.

The House voted 219-222 to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday morning. But despite the bill's passage Saturday, progressive Democrats suffered a disappointing blow follow their push for a minimum wage hike. 

The Senate parliamentarian ruled Thursday night that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour went against the upper chamber’s rules on budget reconciliation, which Democrats are relying on to pass the bill. The move eradicated any hope the provision would remain in the legislation once it reaches the Senate.

However, following the parliamentarian's decision, House Democrats left the provision in the bill they later passed, arguing that it was up to the upper chamber's lawmakers to take it out.

Once the Senate votes on an amended version, it goes back to the House for passage again before landing on Biden’s desk.

Throughout the bill's genesis, both Biden and his White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOn The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE have stated that getting coronavirus relief to the American people is a top priority for the president. 

Psaki will make an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" and "Fox News Sunday" this weekend. 

Amid the struggle in Washington to pass coronavirus relief, the U.S. continues to forge ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination effort. The Biden administration has been working to administer 100 million vaccine doses within his first 100 days in office, and on Thursday he marked the 50 millionth shot administered.

On Friday, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted to recommend the agency grant an emergency-use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine, likely leading to a quick approval.

The addition of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will make three vaccines authorized for use, in addition to the ones from Pfizer and Moderna which require a two-shot regimen.

However, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciAstraZeneca CEO: 'Not clear yet' if boosters are needed St. Louis official says he was targeted with racist slurs over mask promotion McConnell: 'It never occurred to me' convincing Americans to get vaccinated would be difficult MORE, who is slated to appear on  ABC's "This Week", NBC's "Meet The Press" CBS's "Face The Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union" said in an interview on the “Today” show Thursday that Americans should take the brand of vaccine mosts readily available to them. 

 

Below are the full list of guest scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’sThis Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sens. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - US gymnast wins all-around gold as Simone Biles cheers from the stands The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE, R-Ohio, and Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoHillicon Valley: Facebook tightens teen protections | FBI cautions against banning ransomware payments | Republicans probe White House-social media collaboration Top FBI official advises Congress against banning ransomware payments Democrats criticize FBI's handling of tip line in Kavanaugh investigation MORE, D-Hawaii.

NBC’sMeet the Press” — Fauci; Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauBiden administration stokes frustration over Canada The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Schumer moves ahead with likely-to-fail infrastructure vote US extends travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico MORE; Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure Schumer's moment to transform transit and deepen democracy Democrats ramp up pressure for infrastructure deal amid time crunch MORE, D-Ohio.

CBS’s Face the Nation" — Fauci; Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielFormer Detroit police chief takes step toward gubernatorial run Whitmer has raised .5 million so far in 2021 Former Trump campaign adviser leaving GOP in protest MORE; Govs. Andy Beshear, D-Ky., and Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerBiden asks Pentagon to examine 'how and when' to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for troops Stefanik calls Cheney 'Pelosi pawn' over Jan. 6 criticism Kinzinger primary challenger picks up Cawthorn endorsement MORE, R-Ill.

CNN’sState of the Union” — Fauci; Sens. Bill CassidyBill CassidyTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - US gymnast wins all-around gold as Simone Biles cheers from the stands The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE, R-La., and Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBottom line Kavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Key Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure package MORE, D-Del; Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassScott: 'There is hope' for police reform bill Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia MORE, D-Calif.; White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Fox News Sunday” — Psaki; Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerDemocrats join GOP in pressuring Biden over China, virus origins Senators say they have deal on 'major issues' in infrastructure talks On The Money: Senate infrastructure talks on shaky grounds | Trump tells Republicans to walk away | GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden MORE, D-Va.

Fox News Channel’sSunday Morning Futures” — Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Bipartisan infrastructure talks drag on; Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection Tucker Carlson claims NSA leaked private emails to journalists MORE (R-CA), Ranking Member, House Intel Committee; Chad WolfChad WolfCongress needs to reform the Vacancies Act to keep the business of government on stable footing Trump, on trip with GOP, slams 'sick' state of US-Mexico border Texas Democrats representing border districts slam Trump visit MORE, Former DHS Acting Secretary; Rep Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyAfter police rip Trump for Jan. 6, McCarthy again blames Pelosi Capitol Police asked to arrest the maskless 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (R-CA), House Minority Leader; Peter Navarro, Former White House Trade Adviser