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Sunday shows preview: US hails Israel-Hamas cease-fire; 'vast differences' remain between Biden, GOP on infrastructure

Sunday shows preview: US hails Israel-Hamas cease-fire; 'vast differences' remain between Biden, GOP on infrastructure
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A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, as well as President BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE’s newest offer on infrastructure to Republicans are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.

Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire on Thursday, ending 11 days of some of the worst violence the region has seen since 2014. The agreement took effect at roughly 2 a.m. local time on Friday (7 p.m. ET on Thursday).

Hamas had fired thousands of rockets into Israel since May 10, striking a number of cities in southern and central Israel. Israel responded with a campaign of its own that devastated Gaza’s infrastructure.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said via Twitter on Friday that 248 Palestinians had been killed as a result of the airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and that 1,948 had been injured.

About a dozen Israelis were killed as a result of the fire from Hamas.

Mark Regev, a senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE, will appear on “Fox News Sunday.”

Biden hailed the cease-fire agreement on Thursday and pledged that Washington would continue diplomatic efforts in the region.

The president has repeatedly affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself, but some progressives have accused Biden of not doing enough to protect the rights of Palestinians.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population Overnight Health Care: Medicaid enrollment reaches new high | White House gives allocation plan for 55M doses | Schumer backs dental, vision, hearing in Medicare Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare MORE (I-Vt.), who will appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this weekend, sought to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel amid the airstrikes. His effort was mirrored in the House, where it was led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHeatwaves don't lie: Telling the truth about climate change Biden risks break with progressives on infrastructure The Memo: The center strikes back MORE (D-N.Y.)

Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenEnvoy says US in talks to remove foreign forces in Libya ahead of elections State Department to fly 'Progress' flag in honor of Pride month US joins Canada, United Kingdom, EU, with joint sanctions on Belarus MORE will visit Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the coming days to discuss recovery efforts. He will appear on ABC’s “This Week.”

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., Biden continues his pursuit of a bipartisan deal on infrastructure, seeking to come to an agreement with Republicans. 

The White House presented Senate Republicans with a $1.7 trillion counteroffer on their infrastructure plan, a $550 billion decrease from his $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan. The counterproposal offers a reduction in funding for broadband expansion to $65 billion, matching an offer from Republicans, according to a memo obtained by The Hill.

The measure also reduced investments in roads, bridges and other major infrastructure proposals from $159 billion to $120 billion.

After viewing the offer from the White House, Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoOvernight 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 COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Senate confirms Radhika Fox to lead EPA's water office MORE (R-W.Va.), one of the negotiators for the GOP, said “vast differences” remain between the parties. 

White House senior staff held a call on Friday about the package with Capito, along with Sens. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoObama land management chief says Biden nominee should withdraw over tree-spiking incident Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (R-Wyo.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntCongress barrels toward debt cliff Excellence Act will expand mental health and substance use treatment access to millions Overnight 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 MORE (R-Mo.), Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoInflation concerns spark new political fights Yellen confident rising inflation won't be 'permanent' On The Money: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday | Four states emerge as test case for cutting off jobless benefits MORE (R-Idaho), 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.) and Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerSen. Manchin paves way for a telehealth revolution Senate confirms Radhika Fox to lead EPA's water office Overnight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US MORE (R-Miss.).

Blunt will appear on “Fox News Sunday.”

But Kelley Moore, a spokeswoman for Capito, said there continued to be “vast differences between the White House and Senate Republicans when it comes to the definition of infrastructure, the magnitude of proposed spending.”

“Based on today’s meeting, the groups seem further apart after two meetings with White House staff than they were after one meeting with President Biden,” Moore said. 

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

ABC’sThis Week” — Blinken; Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsPortman: Republicans are 'absolutely' committed to bipartisan infrastructure bill Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE (R-Maine).

NBC’sMeet the Press” — To be announced.

CBS’sFace the Nation" — Sanders; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led a review of Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riot; Katherine Rowe, president of William & Mary.

CNN’sState of the Union” — White House adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden faces pressure amid infrastructure negotiations Buttigieg acknowledges 'daylight' between White House, GOP on infrastructure MORE; Reps. Peter MeijerPeter MeijerWhite House backs repeal of 2002 war authorization Vandalism at Rep. Mace's home sparks bipartisan outcry Sunday shows - Infrastructure, Jan. 6 commission dominate MORE (R-Mich.) and Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBathGun violence: Save the thoughts and prayers, it's time for Senate action Sunday shows preview: US hails Israel-Hamas cease-fire; 'vast differences' remain between Biden, GOP on infrastructure Lawmakers brace for battles with colleagues as redistricting kicks off MORE (D-Ga.); Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerThis week: Senate set for voting rights fight Congress must act to correct flaws in the First Step Act Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination MORE (D-N.J.); former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

Fox News Sunday” — Blunt, Rep. 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-Ill.); Regev.

Fox News's “Sunday Morning Futures” — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R); John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Five things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs Extraordinary explanations for UFOs look increasingly plausible MORE, former director of national intelligence; Sen Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonSenate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry Jon Stewart shows late-night conformity cabal how political comedy is done The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? MORE (R-Ark.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee; Jamie Metzl, expert adviser to the World Health Organization and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.