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Sunday shows – Democrats’ spending package in the spotlight

The Democrats’ pared-down social spending package was the focus of discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows.

A leadership aide told The Hill on Saturday that House Democrats are looking to pass both the social spending and bipartisan infrastructure bills as early as Tuesday. 

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Buttigieg on passing spending packages: ‘We are the closest we have ever been’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday Biden administration officials and Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are “the closest we have ever been” to passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a massive social spending package as negotiators look to finalize a deal this week.

When asked by host George Stephanoloulos on ABC’s “This Week” how he can be optimistic that the measures will pass when Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have not yet expressed support for the larger package’s framework, Buttigieg said President Biden is confident the it will pass after discussions with progressives and moderates in the party.

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Sanders says battle to strengthen social spending bill ahead of House vote is not finished
By MONIQUE BEALS
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that the work is not over to get some more progressive policies, including allowing the government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for seniors, into the Biden administration’s social spending bill before the House votes on the plan.
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Granholm on initiatives cut from spending package: ‘The fight is not over’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday said “the fight is not over” when asked about a host of initiatives that were eventually cut from the latest iteration of the Democrats’ social spending package.
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Buttigieg says supply chain issues could last as long as pandemic continues
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“Look, there are so many things that are still happening in our economy — distortions, disruptions, things in our supply chain that are affecting prices that are clearly a direct consequence of the pandemic. Which is why the best thing we can do for our economy in the short term, and to deal with these transitory issues is to put the pandemic behind us,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.
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Biden job approval falls to 42 percent: survey
By MONIQUE BEALS
 
President Biden’s approval rating fell to 42 percent in the latest NBC News poll released on Sunday. 

Pollsters also found that 54 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Biden’s performance as president.

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Kinzinger slams Republicans ‘who haven’t said a dang word’ about ‘lie and conspiracy’
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who has been critical of former President Trump’s claims about the election and  announced last week that he will not seek reelection, slammed Republicans on Sunday “who haven’t said a dang word” about the “lie and conspiracy” pushed by factions of the GOP.
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Buttigieg: Federal no fly list ‘should be on the table’ for violent airplane passengers
By MONIQUE BEALS
 
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that a federal no-fly list for violent airplane passengers should be evaluated.
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Blinken says US will ‘make sure Taiwan has the means to defend itself’
By MONIQUE BEALS
 
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the U.S. would ensure Taiwan had the ability to defend itself if attacked. 
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Blinken: US looking at other options on Iran nuclear negotiations
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview aired on Sunday that as Iran prepares to rejoin nuclear negotiations, the U.S. and other parties are looking into “other options” in case Iran is not prepared to negotiate in good faith.
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Tags Adam Kinzinger Antony Blinken Bernie Sanders Biden budget reconciliation package Donald Trump Infrastructure Jennifer Granholm Joe Biden Joe Manchin Pete Buttigieg social spending package Sunday shows

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