President BidenJoe BidenCDC working to tighten testing requirement for international travelers On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Manchin seeks 'adjustments' to spending plan MORE’s increased involvement in talks regarding two infrastructure bills is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as progressives and moderates continue to clash over several aspects of the legislation.
Biden met with congressional Democrats Friday in a 40-minute, closed-door meeting to discuss the issues the groups have with the bills.
Democratic moderates hoped to get a $1.2 trillion, bipartisan bill focused on funding "traditional" infrastructure passed this week in the House. The bill was already passed in the Senate earlier this year.
However, progressives in the House threatened to tank the bill if a larger, $3.5 trillion social spending package did not get support from moderate Democratic Sens. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Manchin seeks 'adjustments' to spending plan Pence-linked group launches 0K ad campaign in West Virginia praising Manchin Democrats push tax credits to bolster clean energy MORE (W.Va.) and Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaPence-linked group launches 0K ad campaign in West Virginia praising Manchin Schumer eyeing Build Back Better vote as soon as week of Dec. 13 Bottom line MORE (Ariz.) in the upper chamber in order for it to pass in the Senate.
During the meeting the president called for unity, and broke the news to centrists that the vote on the bipartisan package would not occur Friday. However, the president said that members of the liberal faction in the Democratic party needed to compromise with centrists as well.
Independent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Pence-linked group launches 0K ad campaign in West Virginia praising Manchin Senators huddle on path forward for SALT deduction in spending bill MORE (Vt.) has previously urged progressives to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure package if it is not paired with the reconciliation package.
To do so would be “in violation of an agreement that was reached within the Democratic Caucus in Congress,” Sanders, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee has said.
Sanders will make an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season 91 House Dems call on Senate to expand immigration protections in Biden spending bill Democrats plow ahead as Manchin yo-yos MORE (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has also pushed to vote on the reconciliation bill before the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Jayapal said Friday that Biden was “very clear the two are tied together.”
Jayapal will be on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sunday.
The infrastructure bill comes at a time when the U.S. hit a grim milestone of 700,000 COVID-19 deaths.
The milestone was propelled in part due to the highly infectious delta variant. COVID-19 cases have continued to surge in the nation, though recent data indicates that new cases are on the decline.
Chief White House medical adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciNew variant raises questions about air travel mandates Auschwitz Museum, Jewish groups condemn Lara Logan's Fauci comments Lara Logan compares Fauci to Nazi doctor MORE, who is set to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” and ABC’s “This Week,” has continued to push for vaccines as a way to end the pandemic.
On Thursday, Fauci said the new trial results for a Merck pill that could treat COVID-19 are “impressive.”
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb also applauded the results from Merck, saying the pill could be a “game-changer.”
"This is a phenomenal result, I mean this is a profound game-changer to have an oral pill that had this kind of effect," former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.
Gottlieb will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Below are the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows.
ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciNew variant raises questions about air travel mandates Auschwitz Museum, Jewish groups condemn Lara Logan's Fauci comments Lara Logan compares Fauci to Nazi doctor MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases..
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sanders.
CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall MORE (D-N.J.); Gov. Jim Justice, (R-W.Va.); Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Fauci; Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinManchin working on 'adjustments' to energy policies in Biden spending plan Schumer: 'Good conversation' with McConnell on debt hike Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks MORE (D-Ill.); Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.).
“Fox News Sunday” — Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to omicron variant Barrasso calls Biden's agenda 'Alice in Wonderland' logic: 'He's the Mad Hatter' Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE (R-Wyo.); Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaKhanna advocates for 'honest and reflective patriotism' in America Democrats call on Education secretary to address 'stealthing' at federal level Showdown: Pelosi dares liberals to sink infrastructure bill MORE (D-Calif.); White House adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondBiden says 'consumer spending has recovered' to pre-pandemic levels Build Back Better is a 21st century New Deal Black Caucus eager to see BBB cross finish line in House MORE.
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — House Minority Whip Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Memo: Omicron poses huge threat to Biden presidency The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous House GOP seek to block Biden from reopening Palestinian mission in Jerusalem MORE (R-LA); Former Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense Kash Patel; Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnSenators seek to curb counterfeit toys and goods sold online China draws scrutiny over case of tennis star Peng Shuai Sunday shows preview: Boosters open to all US adults; House Dems pass spending plan on to Senate MORE (R-Tenn.); political commentator Christian Walker; Founder of All Seasons Press Louise Burke.