Frustrations on Capitol Hill over another punted a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as a deal on a social spending package are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.
House Democratic leadership on Thursday abandoned a third attempt to clear the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that was passed by the Senate earlier this year.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Man who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems look to repackage BBB into salvageable bill MORE (D-Calif.) and House leadership sought to vote on the package, which included funding for projects like roads and bridges, before President BidenJoe BidenUS threatens sweeping export controls against Russian industries Headaches intensify for Democrats in Florida US orders families of embassy staff in Ukraine to leave country MORE headed to Rome.
However, House progressives once again said they would not vote for the bipartisan bill without assurances for the larger social spending package that would be passed through budget reconciliation.
Also on Thursday, Biden introduced a new proposal on a social spending package that would cut the total coast of the bill down to $1.75 trillion, half of the $3.5 trillion that was initially proposed.
The new proposal came after back-and-forth between the White House and moderate Democratic senators who took issue with both the size of the bill and the way that Democrats proposed to pay for it.
Sens. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinVoting rights failed in the Senate — where do we go from here? Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team The Memo: Biden looks for way to win back deflated Black voters MORE (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaVoting rights failed in the Senate — where do we go from here? Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team The Memo: Biden looks for way to win back deflated Black voters MORE (D-Ariz.) the two key centrists in the upper chamber, made positive remarks about the framework, but didn’t explicitly endorse the framework.
Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows - Russia standoff over Ukraine dominates Sanders says Biden can't count on him to support 'almost any' spending package compromise Sanders says Republicans are 'laughing all the way to Election Day' MORE (I-Vt.), who will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said Thursday that the new proposal had “major gaps,” adding that House members had a right to know that “50 U.S. senators are supporting a strong reconciliation bill.”
Aides for Democratic House leadership told The Hill that lawmakers are working to pass both bills as early as Tuesday.
The rush to pass the two bills comes as Virginians gear up for the state's gubernatorial race on Tuesday, which recent polling has indicated is a toss-up. A Washington Post- Schar School survey released on Friday had Democrat Terry McAuliffe up one point from Republican Glenn Youngkin.
McAuliffe will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Airlines suspend US flights in response to 5G deployment AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports MORE, Transportation Secretary; Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerJan. 6 committee subpoenas leaders of 'America First' movement Kinzinger welcomes baby boy Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' MORE, R-Ill.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Jennifer GranholmJennifer GranholmBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden announces green buildings initiative Overnight Energy & Environment — Earth records its hottest years ever MORE, Energy Secretary; Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for Virginia governor; Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State
CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenUkraine receives second batch of weapons from US: 'And this is not the end' Blinken: State Dept tracking US Embassy personnel in Kyiv 'very, very closely' Pope notes 'rising tensions' in Ukraine, calls for talks MORE, Secretary of State; Gina RaimondoGina RaimondoUS, Japan in 'close consultations' amid Russian tensions Biden calls Intel's B investment to build chip factories a tool for economic recovery The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems look to repackage BBB into salvageable bill MORE, Commerce Secretary; Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaSmall ranchers say Biden letting them get squeezed Sanders, 50 Democrats unveil bill to send N95 masks to all Americans Overnight Health Care — Insurance will soon cover COVID-19 tests MORE, D-Calif.; Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah; Dr. Claire Boogaard, medical director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program at Children’s National Hospital
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Blinken; Buttigieg
“Fox News Sunday” — Buttigieg; Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures”— Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 I'm furious about Democrats taking the blame — it's time to fight back Rand Paul cancels DirecTV subscription after it drops OAN MORE (R-KY), ranking Member, Sen. Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE, Former Speaker of The House, Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), Committee on Armed Services Dr. Ben CarsonBen CarsonSunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Race is not central to Rittenhouse case — but the media shout it anyway Trump endorses primary challenger to Peter Meijer in Michigan MORE, Former HUD Secretary