Sunday shows - Biden officials look to social spending package after infrastructure's passage

Sunday shows - Biden officials look to social spending package after infrastructure's passage
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Discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows turned to the Democrats' social spending plan after the House late last week passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill, sending it to the White House for 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's signature.

Administration officials also weighed in on a court ruling that temporarily halted Biden's vaccine mandate for large companies.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

White House senior adviser touts spending package after infrastructure passage
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
White House senior adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondBiden should seek some ideological diversity Biden says 'consumer spending has recovered' to pre-pandemic levels Build Back Better is a 21st century New Deal MORE touted the Democrats’ social spending package on Sunday after the House passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill two days earlier, signaling that the administration is now focusing its attention on the larger package, which lawmakers have vowed to pass later this month.

“We need to get it done,” Richmond told guest host Bill Hemmer on “Fox News Sunday” of the $1.75 trillion social spending package, which includes funding to expand social programs and address climate change.
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Richmond pushes back on comment that president wasn't elected 'to be FDR'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“People elected President Biden to do big things,” White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said.
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Moderate Democrat expects CBO score, White House cost analysis of spending package to 'match up'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerRedistricting reform key to achieving the bipartisanship Americans claim to want Democrats gain edge from New Jersey Redistricting Commission-approved maps Progressives look to regroup after Build Back Better blowup MORE (D-N.J.) said on Sunday that he expects the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion  social spending package and White House cost analysis of the legislation to “match up.”
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White House chief of staff 'confident' vaccine mandate will be upheld
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
“I'm quite confident that when this finally gets fully adjudicated, not just a temporary order, the validity of this requirement will be upheld. It's common sense, Chuck, if OSHA can tell people to wear a hard hat on the job, to be careful around chemicals, it can put in place these simple measures to keep our workers safe,” White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team Biden seeks to save what he can from Build Back Better The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia MORE told “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBlinken: State Dept tracking US Embassy personnel in Kyiv 'very, very closely' Sanders says Biden can't count on him to support 'almost any' spending package compromise Fulton County DA requests special grand jury in Trump election investigation MORE on NBC News.
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Surgeon general says administration 'prepared to defend' vaccine mandate after court ruling
By DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
 
Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyWHO sees slowdown in omicron surge The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Schumer tees up doomed election reform vote Maryland Democrat announces positive COVID-19 test MORE said President Biden's administration is ready to fight for the implementation of a vaccine requirement for large businesses following a court ruling that went against the federal mandate.
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Senate GOP campaign chief says he will help Murkowski against Trump-endorsed challenger
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the chairman of the Senate GOP campaign arm, said on Sunday that he will help Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Overnight Energy & Environment — Starting from 'scratch' on climate, spending bill Bipartisan lawmakers announce climate adaptation bill MORE’s (R-Alaska) reelection efforts, even though former President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE has already endorsed a challenger against her.
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NJ governor: Close reelection race shows 'there's a lot of hurt out there'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
New Jersey Gov. Phil MurphyPhil MurphyFire breaks out at NJ chemical plant: 'The worst that I've ever seen' Biden administration announces actions bolstering clean energy  The Hill's Morning Report - Biden champions filibuster reform, but doesn't have the votes MORE (D) said on Sunday that the unexpected close race that he narrowly won last week indicates “there's a lot of hurt out there.”
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Cheney likens claims Jan. 6 was 'false flag operation' to 9/11 'inside job' theory
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll Majority in new poll say US headed in wrong direction How Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump MORE (R-Wyo.) on Sunday likened the claims that the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was a “false flag operation” to individuals who say the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an “inside job.”
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Clyburn blames polarization on 'the advent of social media'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“People tend to try to answer everything in sound bites. And that can be very disconcerting. And so I think that that's what's caused the problem more than anything else,” House Majority Whip Jim ClyburnJames (Jim) Enos ClyburnApril Ryan: Biden owes Black voters an explanation on stalled voting rights push Clyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks Black Democrats hammer Manchin for backing filibuster on voting rights MORE (D-S.C.) said.
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Energy secretary says she hopes gas prices won't reach $4
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Energy Secretary 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 said on Sunday that she hopes gas prices will not reach $4 per gallon soon, adding that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is “controlling the agenda.”
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