Sunday: Mulvaney, Manchin and Rice


Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on March 19, 2017.

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After weeks of behind the scenes negotiations between House Republicans and the White House, Thursday the House approved a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare along party lines.  Passing with just one vote to spare, Republicans pushed through an amended healthcare legislation setting the stage for a likely showdown between hardline conservatives and moderate Republicans in the Senate.   The bill passed, however, before House members received any projected estimations by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and medical groups have already begun questioning claims made by lawmakers and  the president that the bill will cover pre-existing conditions.

Sunday on "Face the Nation" we'll discuss the details of the bill with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who is a key player in the effort to create and shepherd the bill through Congress.  

The bill, which is expected to go through major modifications in the Senate, is unlikely to gain any Democratic support. We'll talk to one Democratic Senator who has shown an interest of working with members across the aisle, Sen. Joe Manchin, D - West Virginia.  Though Manchin himself says the current bill cannot get 60 votes in the Senate, will there be any efforts on the part of Republicans, to try and gain Democratic support?

As President Trump continues to craft his foreign policy doctrine, we'll get some insight on America's problems on the international stage from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice is the author of a new book "Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom," that will be released Tuesday.  The former Secretary of State kept a low profile during the 2016 elections and in the early days of the Trump administration, we'll talk to her about Russia and the growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

"Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson traveled to Reading, Pennsylvania this week, it's an area outside Philadelphia that has faced job tough losses due to outsourcing and went for Trump in the 2016 election. This Sunday we'll hear from voters who live in the region about the president's first few months in office, where we are as a country and the issues that are most important to them.

Finally, this Sunday we'll have political analysis USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson,  CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News Political Analyst and Slate's Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie.

Be sure to tune in! Check your local listings for times.

  • Tim Perry

    CBS News reporter covering the White House.