Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joins us with the latest on the negotiations to avert forced budget cuts.
Plus, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the effect the forced budget cuts could have on his department and your travel.
Then, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) met with Cuban leader Raul Castro this week, and he’ll be here to discuss the negotiations to release American contractor detained in Cuba since 2009 Alan Gross. We’ll also ask him if there’s any movement on the five- decade-old US Embargo of Cuba.
Watch Sunday 9am and noon.
By State of the Union Intern Vaughn Hillyard
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning?
With one week away from the sequester deadline – or what we prefer to call the start of automatic spending cuts – we’ll look into what we should expect for the week ahead on Capitol Hill. And particularly, if March 1 passes without a deal, is the country truly in for a crisis situation? Or is Congress trying to compete with Lincoln for Sunday night’s Oscars?
There’s little activity around the Capitol, this week. Congress is on recess, leaving the visitor center staff, the interns and us on hand.