Politics Sunday shows preview: White House, Senate GOP and Democratic leaders struggle for deal on coronavirus bill
Jeffries on Senate coronavirus bill: 'Totally irrelevant'
The head of the House Democratic Caucus said Wednesday that President Trump was only partly right in describing the Republicans' latest coronavirus relief bill as "semi-irrelevant.""The Republicans' coronavirus bill is not semi-irrelevant, it is totally irrelevant," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) told reporters in the Capitol. "It is dead-on-arrival. It is a non-starter. Half the Senate Republicans don't even seem to support the Senate Republican coronavirus bill.
Ongoing negotiations between lawmakers and the Trump administration on the coronavirus stimulus bill are expected to dominate the Sunday Show circuit this week, as talks spill over into next week.
Trump administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, met with Democratic leaders on Saturday saying they but have still not reached an agreement.
White House, Democrats seek coronavirus aid deal by week's end: Mnuchin
White House, Democrats seek coronavirus aid deal by week's end: MnuchinSpeaking to reporters following a negotiating session with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Mnuchin said headway was made on extending unemployment benefits and preventing housing evictions during the pandemic.
The main dispute is about the amount of money to spend: Senate Republicans have introduced a roughly $1 trillion package, while the bill passed by House Democrats in May rang in at roughly $3 trillion.
They also disagree about providing additional money for cash-strapped state and local governments who have depleted their budgets fighting the coronavirus. The final issue, and perhaps the most urgent, is how to replace beefed up unemployment benefits, which expired Friday night.
A handful of negotiators are scheduled to appear on cable talk shows this week, with both Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) booked on ABC's "This Week" and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows booked on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax
President Trump said Monday that he is considering taking executive action to halt evictions and suspend payroll tax collection as coronavirus relief talks see slow progress on Capitol Hill."I could do that if I want, and I want to do that. I don't want people to be evicted," Trump told reporters at a press conference Monday evening when asked about his suggestion earlier in the day that he could act unilaterally to suspend evictions.Trump"I could do that if I want, and I want to do that. I don't want people to be evicted," Trump told reporters at a press conference Monday evening when asked about his suggestion earlier in the day that he could act unilaterally to suspend evictions.
Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, along with other top health officials where they discussed the state of vaccine production and reopening schools, among other topics.
Adm. Brett Giroir, the health official leading the Trump administration's testing strategy, told Congress that test results continue to be delayed but improvements are coming. He is booked on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Friday night, President Trump announced that he will ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States. TikTok is owned by a larger Chinese tech company ByteDance.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said earlier last month that the Trump administration was considering banning Chinese apps due to national security concerns, is booked on Fox News "Sunday Morning Futures."
Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend's Sunday talk shows.
McConnell signals senators can head home until negotiators get a coronavirus deal
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that the Senate will technically be in session next week, but signaled he's letting senators leave Washington, D.C., until an agreement is reached on a fifth coronavirus package."I will not be adjourning the Senate for our August recess today as has been previously scheduled. I've told Republican senators they'll have a 24-hour notice before a vote, but the Senate will be convening on Monday and I'll be right here in Washington," McConnell said from the Senate floor. The Senate was scheduled to start a four-week August break on Friday, not returning to Washington until early September.
ABC's "This Week" - Pelosi; Mnuchin.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Giroir; Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University; Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Meadows; Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.); Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Clyburn; Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.); Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force; Georgia politician Stacey Abrams.
FOX News "Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; Bass; Jason Miller, adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign.
FOX News "Sunday Morning Futures" - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI); Rep. Doug Collins, (R-GA); Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ)
"America This Week" with Eric Bolling - Eric Trump; Ken Cuccinelli- Deputy Secretary Homeland Security; Michael Solan, Seattle Police Officers Assn Rep; Jose Aristimuño, former DNC National Press Secretary; Charlie Kirk, chairman TPUSA
Trump says he does not support parts of Senate Republican coronavirus relief bill .
Trump says he does not support parts of Senate Republican coronavirus relief billAsked at a news briefing if there were aspects of the bill he did not support, Trump said: "Yeah, there are actually, and we'll be talking about it. There are also things that I very much support. But we'll be negotiating. It's sort of semi-irrelevant because the Democrats come with their needs and asks and the Republicans go with theirs.