With the $410 billion omnibus spending bill hung up in the Senate, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag and key Senate players are on this Sunday’s talk show circuit.
Orszag, the former director of the Congressional Budget Office, headlines two Sunday shows, appearing with House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and with House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) takes on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in the wake of the Republicans successful attempt to hem up the omnibus.
Meanwhile, Graham’s good friend, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), makes his case on “Fox News Sunday.” Also appearing are Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and freshman Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who’s the Fox “Power Player of the Week.”
ABC’s “This Week” also has top budget operators, with Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Evan Bayh of Indiana and Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and Thomas Donahue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
On Bloomberg’s “Political Capital,” Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) sits down with host Al Hunt to discuss the international challenges facing the Obama administration.
Finally, PhRMA president and CEO Billy Tauzin is on C-SPAN’S “Newsmakers” where he’ll offer pharmaceutical industry’s take on President Barack Obama’s health care summit to The Hill’s Jeffrey Young and Congressional Quarterly’s Drew Armstrong.