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Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate

Sunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate
© Greg Nash

The Senate’s approval of President Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is expected to dominate this Sunday’s talk shows, with a round of appearances from Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinClose the avenues of foreign meddling Democrats see political winner in tax fight MSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' MORE (D-W.Va.), who over the weekend played a critical role in advancing — and delaying — the legislation. 

The 50-49 party-line vote on Saturday followed a more than 24-hour session in the Senate, with Democrats resisting attempts from GOP senators to make changes to the legislation. 

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse to vote on DC statehood, gender pay gap Moderate Democrats warn leaders against meddling in Iowa race Democrats vow to go 'bold' — with or without GOP MORE (D-Md.) said in a statement Saturday that the House plans on voting on the relief bill Tuesday before sending it to Biden’s office for a signature. 

Biden in remarks from the White House Saturday called the Senate’s vote a “giant step forward,” in delivering relief to Americans struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“This plan puts us on a path to beating the virus. This plan gives those families who are struggling the most the help and the breathing room they need to get through this moment. This plan gives small businesses in this country a fighting chance to survive,” Biden said. 

The package includes another round of stimulus checks, additional aid for state and local governments and support for reopening schools across the country. 

The vote came after Democrats huddled with Manchin, the lone holdout, for hours before ultimately reaching a deal on unemployment benefits Friday evening following debate on the measure that prompted an hours-long delay of the relief bill.

Senate Democrats in the deal agreed to a proposal of a $300 per week unemployment payments through Sept. 6. The deal would also make the first $10,200 of benefits non-taxable for households with an income less than $150,000.

“When we started negotiating it took longer than it should have. But we got it done, we got a better deal,” Manchin said on Saturday about the talks. 

Manchin will make a round of appearances this Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” 

The step forward on a relief package comes as the U.S. has reached roughly 28.9 million coronavirus vaccine infections, and more than 524,000 total deaths as a result of the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

However, lowered daily infection rates and the increased distribution of three vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have provided hope for an eventual end to the pandemic. 

The nation’s top infectious disease expert and White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciVaccinated Fauci hosts people at home, but stays away from crowded indoor spaces Trump endorses Rand Paul for reelection The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes MORE will be on “Face the Nation” this Sunday, and Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under former President Obama, is expected on “Fox News Sunday.” 

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

ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinOvernight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists The paradox of US-India relations Pentagon chief to visit Europe, Israel amid tensions with Russia, Iran MORE; Manchin; Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineBiden resists calls to give hard-hit states more vaccines than others Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will take major drop next week TV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia MORE (R-Ohio).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Manchin and John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows preview: Democrats eye passage of infrastructure bill; health experts warn of fourth coronavirus wave Lack of cyber funds in Biden infrastructure plan raises eyebrows As Congress considers infrastructure, don't forget rural America MORE (R-Wyo.); White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff ZientsJeff ZientsSunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Biden resists calls to give hard-hit states more vaccines than others Overnight Health Care: White House rebuffs call to send more vaccine doses to certain states | White House warns states to expect low weekly J&J vaccine shipments MORE; Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Fauci; Govs. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) and Phil Murphy (D-N.J).; Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Manchin; Govs. Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) and Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerSunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Would closing the borders limit deadly foreign strains of COVID-19? Biden resists calls to give hard-hit states more vaccines than others MORE (D-Mich.); White House communications director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldWhite House says Biden 'first to say' gun executive actions are 'not enough' Manchin throws cold water on using budget reconciliation 'SNL' mocks Biden trip on Air Force One stairs MORE.

“Fox News Sunday” — Manchin; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Arkansas legislature targets trans students' names The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE (R-Ark.); Frieden; Marc Short, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence pleaded with military officials to 'clear the Capitol' on Jan. 6: AP The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes Overnight Energy: EPA pledges new focus on environmental justice | Republicans probe EPA firing of Trump-appointed science advisers | Biden administration asks court to toss kids' climate lawsuit MORE; Julie Pace, Associated Press; Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst, co-host of “The Five.”; John Foley, Peloton CEO. 

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists Biden defense budget criticized by Republicans, progressives alike MORE (R-S.C.), ranking member, Senate Budget Committee; Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzDefiant Gaetz tells GOP conference the 'truth will prevail' Ex-Rep. Katie Hill: 'Gross' for Gaetz to invoke my name House panel opens probe into Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations MORE (R-Fla.), House Judiciary Committee; John Solomon, editor-in-chief, Just the News.