President BidenJoe BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted MORE’s new coronavirus vaccine mandates and progress on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday’s talk shows.
On Thursday, Biden laid out a six-step plan to combat the recent surge in coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant.
As part of that plan, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will issue an emergency rule requiring all private employers with at least 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. Federal employees will have 75 days to be fully vaccinated, with limited exemptions for religious or medical reasons.
Biden was immediately hit with backlash from Republicans lawmakers, and several GOP governors said they will challenge the measure. The Republican National Committee (RNC) also said it intends to sue over the mandate.
Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSarah Huckabee Sanders raises over million for Arkansas gubernatorial run Arkansas governor allows COVID-19 vaccine mandate opt-out bill to become law Arkansas legislature splits Little Rock in move that guarantees GOP seats MORE (R) said that while he supported efforts to increase vaccination rates, “federal government mandates on private businesses are not the right answer.” Hutchinson will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have risen following a declining trend in cases seen in late spring, early summer this year.
But as America seeks to get through the pandemic, Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyMore than one-third of eligible seniors have received boosters, White House says Confusion reigns over vaccine booster rollout CDC director partially overrules panel, signs off on boosters MORE said that success with the pandemic does not mean there would be no coronavirus cases.
“It is really important that we convey that success does not equal no cases," Murthy told Politico. "Success looks like very few people in the hospital and very few dying.”
Murthy will appear on ABC’s “This Week” and CNN’s “State of the Union”
Also this week, the House Ways and Means committee marked up Democrats' $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
During Thursday’s session, the committee approved portions of the bill on paid family leave, retirement savings and child care. On Friday, the panel approved sections on Medicare expansion, nursing home reforms and trade.
House Democrats are largely pushing through despite opposition from key moderate Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinMajor climate program likely to be nixed from spending package: reports Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (D-W.Va.) who called for a “pause” on reconciliation earlier this week. Manchin said he would not support a $3.5 trillion plan, posing obstacles to the party’s ability to remain united on the issue.
But Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan Briahna Joy Gray: Proposals favored by Black voters 'first at the chopping block' in spending talks MORE (I-Vt.) pushed back, telling The New York Times that progress couldn’t be slowed on the measure.
Manchin and Sanders will appear on “This Week” and “State of the Union.” Manchin will also appear on “Meet the Press.”
Below are the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows.
ABC’s “This Week” — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Manchin; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.
CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerIllinois Democrats propose new 'maximized' congressional map Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - To vote or not? Pelosi faces infrastructure decision MORE, R-Ill.; Alberto Carvalho, school superintendent in Miami-Dade County, Florida; Dr. James Versalovic, pathologist in chief, Texas Children’s Hospital.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Murthy, Sanders, Manchin.
“Fox News Sunday” — Supreme Court Justice Stephen BreyerStephen BreyerBreyer: Supreme Court 'fallible,' but has served US 'pretty well' Supreme Court considers Kentucky AG's power to defend abortion restriction Justice Alito's heresy MORE; Gov. Pete RickettsPete RickettsOvernight Health Care — Nicki Minaj stokes uproar over vaccines Biden vaccine mandate puts McConnell, GOP leaders in a tough spot The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden's .5 trillion plan will likely have to shrink MORE, R-Neb.
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” —Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.), Committee On Armed Services; Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulBiden signs bill to help victims of 'Havana syndrome' Senate Democrat says hundreds of Americans, Afghan allies arrived in Qatar after being stranded in Afghan airport Early redistricting plans show GOP retrenching for long haul MORE (R-Texas) Committee On Armed Services; Lt. Col. Oliver NorthOliver Laurence NorthSunday shows preview: Biden issues new vaccine mandates; House committee marks up .5T reconciliation bill Is vaccine diplomacy the new 'soft diplomacy'? NRA head says in newly revealed recording that legal troubles have cost group 0 million MORE; Herschel Walker, Georgia Senate Candidate; Dick Grasso, Former Chairman & CEO Of The NYSE