The upcoming House vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as well as the Biden administration’s handling of thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at the Southern border, are expected to be the focus of this weekend's Sunday talk shows.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: CDC signs off on 'mix and match' vaccine boosters Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave Judge to hear Trump's case against Jan. 6 committee in November MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday set a firm date early next week for the House to vote on a bipartisan infrastructure package, which is considered by many Democrats to be an essential move to advance President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE’s domestic agenda.
"It will come up on Monday," Pelosi said of the House vote.
The House speaker is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
However, the bill’s future is uncertain, with progressive Democrats vowing to oppose the legislation unless the House first votes on a $3.5 trillion social spending package that serves as a second component of Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalWhich proposals will survive in the Democrats' spending plan? Proposals to reform supports for parents face chopping block Democrats see light at end of tunnel on Biden agenda MORE (D-Wash.), the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Friday that as of now, the infrastructure bill “cannot pass.”
Jayapal, who is scheduled to appear on both CBS’s “Face the Nation” and CNN’s “State of the Union” this week, is leading a group of progressive lawmakers demanding movement on the larger “family” package, which Democratic leaders are hoping to pass through reconciliation, thus bypassing a GOP filibuster in the Senate.
While Pelosi said Friday that House Democrats are looking to finalize the reconciliation bill for a floor vote next week, it is unclear if it will be ready in time to satisfy the demands of her progressive colleagues.
The White House, which has been in the midst of negotiations with House and Senate leaders on the $3.5 trillion spending package, is also being tasked with responding to bipartisan pressure over its immigration policies.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Friday that it had processed an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants who recently gathered under a bridge connecting Mexico with Del Rio, Texas.
Concerns on the administration’s treatment of the migrants escalated after photos and video circulated showing agents on horseback chasing down asylum seekers, with some appearing to swing their reins while trying to detain them.
The Biden administration has also responded to the surge in migrants by ramping up repatriation flights, prompting further criticism from Democrats who argued that it would be unethical to return migrants to Haiti.
The country is still recovering from last month’s massive earthquake and political turmoil is at an all-time high after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this year.
However, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasTop officials turn over Twitter accounts to 'share the mic' with Black cybersecurity experts Federal officers detail abuse described by asylum seekers Senate Republicans raise concerns about TSA cyber directives for rail, aviation MORE has continued to defend administration’s policies.
The administration has continued use of the Title 42, which allows migrants to be removed from the country amid the pandemic without the opportunity to claim asylum. Title 42 was also used during the Trump era.
Mayorkas, who is scheduled to appear on three of this week’s Sunday talk shows, on Friday denied claims that the administration was acting in an “immoral” or “unethical way.”
“In fact, we are restoring people by reason of the immorality of the past administration,” he told reporters. “We are reuniting families that were separated.”
Below are the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows.
ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats call for diversity among new Federal Reserve Bank presidents Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing MORE (D-N.J.).
CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Dr. Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskySunday shows preview: CDC signs off on 'mix and match' vaccine boosters GOP leaders escalate battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Study finds Pfizer vaccine almost 91 percent effective for 5 to 11 year olds MORE, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTim Scott takes in .3 million in third quarter Nikki Haley gets lifetime post on Clemson Board of Trustees First senator formally endorses Bass in LA mayoral bid MORE (R-S.C.); Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.); Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Mayorkas; Booker; Jayapal; Sen. 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.); Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerModerates split over climate plans in Democrats' spending package Bleak midterm outlook shadows bitter Democratic battle Democrats downplay deadlines on Biden's broad spending plan MORE (D-N.J.)
“Fox News Sunday” — Mayorkas; Gov. Greg AbbottGreg AbbottGOP leaders escalate battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates Lincoln Project files ethics complaint against Abbott Arizona attorney general asks for restraining order to block federal vaccine mandate MORE (R-Texas.).
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesPentagon watchdog finds NSA properly sidelined GOP operative hired as top lawyer News organizations, journalists ask court to review decision on Nunes lawsuit Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies MORE (R-Calif.), ranking member, House Intelligence Committee; Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyDemocratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Yellen confident of minimum global corporate tax passage in Congress 136 countries agree to deal on global minimum tax MORE (R-Texas), ranking member, House Ways & Means Committee; Peter Schweizer, author, "Secret Empires"; Gen. Jack Keane, Fox News Sr. Strategic Analyst, Former Vice Chief of Staff for U.S. Army.