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Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge

Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge
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President BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE’s infrastructure plan and a surge in coronavirus cases in Michigan are the issues expected to dominate the Sunday news circuit. 

Democrats indicated they will most likely split up Biden’s infrastructure plan into two separate bills, though the overall plan will include funding for projects like roads, bridges and public transit as well as child care, elder care and family tax credits.

The first portion, which has a price tag of roughly $2.25 trillion, has already faced opposition from Republicans, who say the package is too expensive and contorts the parameters of what infrastructure plans are supposed to cover.

Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMissouri Republicans move to block Greitens in key Senate race On The Money: Biden, Senate GOP take step toward infrastructure deal as other plans hit speed bumps Senate GOP to give Biden infrastructure counteroffer next week MORE (R-Mo.) said last weekend that Biden should cut the package down to about $615 billion in order to get it passed. 

However, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Lawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats House Republican: 'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.) said this week that she plans on both packages being passed by August and that Democrats may opt to pass them via budget reconciliation, which would allow the party to avoid the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster. 

"I think we will have two bills," she told reporters on a Thursday press call. "We're hoping that we can do — especially [the] infrastructure bill — with [bipartisan support]. ... If we have to go to reconciliation, that's a lever, but I hope it's not something that we'll need to do."

Pelosi will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" this Sunday.

Secretary of Transportation Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegInfrastructure deal imperiled by differences on financing Biden says he and GOP both 'sincere about' seeking infrastructure compromise The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Colonial pays hackers as service is restored MORE, another key player in Biden's infrastructure plan, will appear on CNN's "State of the Union."

However, Biden has expressed openness to changing some aspects of his plan to win over some GOP votes.

“Compromise is inevitable, changes are certain,” Biden said in remarks from the White House this week. “We’ll be open to good ideas and good faith negotiations. But here’s what we won’t be open to. We will not be open to doing nothing. Inaction simply is not an option.” 

Meanwhile, an alarming surge in coronavirus cases in Michigan has forced the White House to determine if it should send additional vaccines there.

Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerCompany continues operating pipeline through Michigan despite governor's order Michigan Republican offers bill to fine fact-checkers for errors Michigan to end remote work after reaching 55 percent vaccination rate MORE (D-Mich.) has advocated for Michigan to be a priority and get more shots, though the White House has thus far denied her request.

“There are tens of millions of people across the country in each and every state and county who have not yet been vaccinated,” Jeff ZientsJeff ZientsUS reaching turning point in pandemic amid vaccination concerns Overnight Health Care: Biden announces 1M have enrolled in special ObamaCare sign-up period | Rand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins | Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines Biden vows to get 'more aggressive' on lifestyle benefits of vaccines MORE, the White House coordinator for the COVID-19 response said this week.

“And the fair and equitable way to distribute the vaccine is based on the adult population by state, tribe and territory. That's how it's been done, and we will continue to do so.”

“The virus is unpredictable,” he added. “We don't know where the next increase in cases could occur.”

Whitmer will appear on "Face the Nation" on Sunday as well. 

Below is the full roster of guests for this Sunday’s talk shows. 

ABC’s “This Week” — Energy Secretary Jennifer GranholmJennifer GranholmOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Gas shortages likely to linger for days | Biden administration issues second shipping waiver amid fuel shortages | EPA orders St. Croix refinery to shut down for 60 days due to 'imminent threat' to islanders' health The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden expresses optimism on bipartisanship; Cheney ousted Overnight Energy: Colonial Pipeline restarting operations after cyberattack | Gas shortages spread to more states | EPA relaunches website tracking climate change indicators MORE; Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerBiden says he and GOP both 'sincere about' seeking infrastructure compromise The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden expresses optimism on bipartisanship; Cheney ousted Hillicon Valley: Global cybersecurity leaders say they feel unprepared for attack | Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan | Senate panel approves bill that would invest billions in tech MORE (R-Miss.).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenBlinken speaks to AP chief after Israeli airstrike destroys media building Biden speaks with Israel's Netanyahu again amid ramped-up strikes in Gaza State calls for Azerbaijan to pull back forces from Armenia border MORE.

CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Pelosi; Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyStefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' Hollywood farce, Trump Republicans and the surprising courage of Liz Cheney Sunday shows - Cheney removal, CDC guidance reverberate MORE (R-Wyo.); Whitmer; Tony Thurmond, California's superintendent of public instruction.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonRepublican governor of Arkansas says 'Trump is dividing our party' Genetic material from 1993 killing revealed years after another man executed for crime, groups say Arkansas governor allows bill targeting critical race theory in state agencies to become law MORE (R-Ark.); Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.).

“Fox News Sunday” — Buttigieg; Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneLawmakers bicker over how to go after tax cheats GOP split on counteroffer to Biden's spending Senate GOP dismayed by vote to boot Cheney MORE (R-S.D.); Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas).

FOX News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures — John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeTrump alumni launch America First Policy Institute Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE, former director of National Intelligence; Herschel Walker, Former NFL Champion; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans GOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump Roy to challenge Stefanik for Cheney's old position MORE, (R-Ohio); Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General (R).