Sunday shows preview: Infrastructure push revs up

Sunday shows preview: Infrastructure push revs up
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Talks between the White House and Senate Republicans over a bipartisan infrastructure plan are expected to dominate the Sunday shows this week as congressional Democrats eye moving forward within weeks.

Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE will appear this weekend on ABC’s “This Week,” CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday” as the administration seeks to press ahead on the issue.

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.), who has led efforts by Senate Republicans to negotiate a bipartisan agreement, will appear separately on "Fox News Sunday."

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 and the GOP continued their efforts to reach a deal on infrastructure this week, though they remain far apart over the topline spending figure.

On Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled a $928 billion infrastructure proposal — substantially more than the $568 billion plan introduced in April, yet still far below the $1.7 trillion the White House has put forward.

Capito told reporters that the Republicans “continue to negotiate in good faith.”

“We’re trying to get to that common goal of reaching a bipartisan infrastructure agreement that we talked about in the Oval Office with the president several weeks ago and I talked with him even previous to that,” she said this week.

The GOP proposal calls for $46 billion for passenger and freight rail, $21 billion for safety, $22 billion for ports and waterways, $56 billion for airports and $72 billion for water infrastructure.

White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiTaliban seize key Afghan district The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin MORE said in a statement that the offer was “constructive” but said some concerns still remain.

“We remain concerned that their plan still provides no substantial new funds for critical job-creating needs, such as fixing our veterans’ hospitals, building modern rail systems, repairing our transit systems, removing dangerous lead pipes, and powering America’s leadership in a job-creating clean energy economy, among other things,” Psaki said.

Biden wants to have a proposal passed by the summer.

Buttigieg told CNN on Monday that there was “a lot of daylight” between both sides on a potential agreement.

Also this week, the Senate failed to advance legislation creating a bipartisan commission to examine the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Senate voted 54-35 to advance the measure, but fell short of the 10 GOP votes needed to get over an initial hurdle.

The measure would have created a 10-member commission to investigate the attack. Senate Republicans were expected to block the measure, having raised concerns about its impact on the 2022 election cycle.

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHeatwaves don't lie: Telling the truth about climate change Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE (D-N.Y.) told his colleagues that he could force another vote on the measure.

Here's this week's full Sunday show lineup:

ABC’s “This Week” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Thomas Bossert, former White House homeland security adviser; retired Gen. Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”Matthew Pottinger, former White House homeland security adviser; Peter J. Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine; Rep. Jason CrowJason CrowOvernight Defense: Biden, Putin agree to launch arms control talks at summit | 2002 war authorization repeal will get Senate vote | GOP rep warns Biden 'blood with be on his hands' without Afghan interpreter evacuation GOP rep: If Biden doesn't evacuate Afghan interpreters, 'blood will be on his hands' Pelosi floats Democrat-led investigation of Jan. 6 as commission alternative MORE (D-Colo.); former Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockFormer GOP rep calls on party to move on from 'patron saint of sore losers' Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden mission abroad: reward friends, constrain adversaries The Memo: Trump seizes spotlight to distract from defeat MORE (R-Va.).

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo; Kevin Washington, president and CEO, YMCA of the USA; Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, Tripadvisor; Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, Mental Health America.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Buttigieg; Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOur new praetorian guard? Gillibrand: Military must make changes beyond sexual assault cases COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave MORE (D-N.Y.); Reps. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesDemocrats seek staffer salary boost to compete with K Street Congress tiptoes back to normality post-pandemic White House to Democrats: Get ready to go it alone on infrastructure MORE (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulSullivan says US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war powers GOP lawmakers urge Biden to add sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning MORE (R-Texas).

“Fox News Sunday” — Buttigieg; Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).