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 ManchinOvernight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Poll from liberal group shows more voters in key states back .5T bill Why Democrats opposing Biden's tax plan have it wrong 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 HoyerDemocrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol House Democrats set 'goal' to vote on infrastructure, social spending package next week Holding back on defensive systems for Israel could have dangerous consequences 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 FauciOvernight Health Care — Presented by Indivior — CDC panel approves boosters for some, but not based on jobs Fauci: 'Worst time' for a government shutdown is in middle of pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in 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 & National Security — Presented by AM General — The Quad confab Top State Dept. official overseeing 'Havana syndrome' response leaving post Pentagon 'aware' of reports Wisconsin military base's struggle to feed, heat Afghan refugees MORE; Manchin; Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Legal groups sue Ohio redistricting commission, allege partisan gerrymandering Getting vaccine could lead to 0K scholarship in Ohio MORE (R-Ohio).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Manchin and John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoOvernight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Manchin, Barrasso announce bill to revegetate forests after devastating fires Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (R-Wyo.); White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff ZientsJeff ZientsGOP senators say Biden COVID-19 strategy has 'exacerbated vaccine hesitancy' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in Travel industry hopes for rebound with loosened COVID-19 restrictions 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 WhitmerWhitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll Michigan developing electrified road to wirelessly charge EVs, Whitmer says Michigan GOP governor hopeful says he would support state abortion ban: recording MORE (D-Mich.); White House communications director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldBiden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions The Memo: Economy's speed-bumps could worsen Biden's troubles White House pitches House Democrats on messaging for .5T spending plan MORE.

“Fox News Sunday” — Manchin; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonDozens of Republican governors call for meeting with Biden on border surge The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden's .5 trillion plan will likely have to shrink Sunday shows - Manchin says he won't vote for .5 trillion bill MORE (R-Ark.); Frieden; Marc Short, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says he hopes conservative majority on Supreme Court will restrict abortion access Federal judge to hear case of Proud Boy alleged Jan. 6 rioter seeking release from jail The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit 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 GrahamTrump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - House Democrats plagued by Biden agenda troubles MORE (R-S.C.), ranking member, Senate Budget Committee; Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally MORE (R-Fla.), House Judiciary Committee; John Solomon, editor-in-chief, Just the News.