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Sunday shows - Jan. 6 investigation dominates

The congressional panel investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 dominated the political talk shows on Sunday morning. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled that she plans to appoint GOP Rep Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) to the select committee investigating the attack, saying "you could say that's the direction I would be going."

One of the GOP lawmakers blocked from the panel by Pelosi also blamed Democrats for a "breakdown of security" on Jan. 6.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Pelosi signals Kinzinger's likely appointment to Jan. 6 panel
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday signaled that she plans to appoint GOP Rep Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying on Sunday "you could say that's the direction I would be going."

Pelosi told ABC's "This Week" that she would not be making an announcement Sunday and that she needed to speak with Kinzinger, who has been outspoken in his criticism of former President Donald Trump.

But she also said "that would be my plan" when she was asked by host George Stephanopoulos about appointing more Republicans to the panel. 

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GOP lawmaker blocked from panel blames Pelosi for Jan. 6 'breakdown of security'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), one of the two GOP lawmakers rejected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from serving on the Jan. 6 committee, accused the Speaker on Sunday of being responsible for the "breakdown of security" that day that led to a mob storming the Capitol.
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Senate Republican: Jan. 6 investigation 'is politically to the advantage of Democrats'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) said on Sunday that investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are "politically to the advantage of Democrats to try to keep this issue in the forefront."
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Democratic negotiator: 'I believe we will' have infrastructure bill ready on Monday
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), a member of the bipartisan group of senators working on a massive infrastructure bill, on Sunday said he believes the legislation will be ready on Monday after it failed a first vote on the Senate floor last week.
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Senate Republican 'not happy' with Pelosi plan to delay infrastructure vote
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio), the lead GOP negotiator on infrastructure, said on Sunday that he is "not happy" about Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) plan to delay a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until a larger reconciliation package is passed.
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Commerce secretary: We're 'very close' to passing bipartisan infrastructure bill
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"We're in the final strokes. We're in the final days. We're optimistic. We are all engaging daily multiple times a day with members of the Senate, and we're feeling really good about it," U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said.
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Fauci says COVID-19 is now an 'outbreak among the unvaccinated'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
"It's really an outbreak among the unvaccinated. So this is an issue, predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we're out there practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated," Anthony Fauci told host Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Fauci 'heartened' to see top Republicans encouraging vaccinations
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Anthony Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser, said on Sunday that he was "heartened" to see a number of top Republican officials encouraging vaccinations.
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Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) lamented that it was "disappointing" that politics played a role in whether or not people decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Most Americans pessimistic about next 12 months: poll
By DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
 
More than half of those surveyed in the ABC News/Ipsos poll published Sunday, or 55 percent, said they are pessimistic about the direction of the country. In May, 36 percent indicated the same thing.
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