Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Monday, December 11, 2017

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.


Charges Of Sexual Impropriety Upends Congress

Friday, December 08, 2017

Three members of Congress resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations in three days capping an extraordinary week on Capitol Hill. The reckoning over sexual harassment has upended Congress.


Resignation Wave On Capitol Hill Might Not Be Over

Friday, December 08, 2017

Two additional congressmen are facing allegations of sexual harassment and calls to step down from the House of Representatives.


Congress Examines Sexual Harassment Settlements Paid With Taxpayer Dollars

Thursday, December 07, 2017

A House panel today examined taxpayer-funded settlements given to victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. The process through which they are paid out is opaque to the public.


MPR News Reports Democratic Sen. Al Franken Will Resign

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Minnesota Public Radio has confirmed with a Democratic official who has spoken to Sen. Al Franken and key aides who say Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat on Thursday.


Congress Is Facing A Year-End Fiscal Crunch

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Congress is racing to pass two big priorities in the coming days — a final GOP tax bill and funding to keep the government from shutting down.


News Brief: GOP Tax Plan, Tillerson's Future At State, Kate Steinle Case

Friday, December 01, 2017

Republican senators are huddling to work through a number of complicated issues in the tax bill. Plus we look at Rex Tillerson's future at the State Department.


Congress Struggling To Create Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment Policy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Congressional leaders say they want zero tolerance for sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, but they're struggling with the best way to respond to allegations against lawmakers.


Ethics Committee Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Rep. John Conyers

Monday, November 27, 2017

Michigan Democrat John Conyers announced over the weekend that he is stepping down from his position on the House Judiciary Committee. The Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of sexual harassment against Conyers, who is one of the longest serving members of Congress and was the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.


President Trump Weighs In On Alabama Senate Race And Roy Moore

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

President Trump weighed in on the controversy around Alabama Senate canddiate Roy Moore, saying that his Democratic opponent should not be elected. Trump stopped short of endorsing Moore outright.


Roy Moore, Al Franken Stories Dominate Political News

Monday, November 20, 2017

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct, and Sen. Al Franken has apologized to a woman who says he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006.


Week In Congress: Tax Bill And Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Friday, November 17, 2017

The House passed its tax bill while the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the Republican tax plan. Also, Sen. Al Franken faced new allegations.


Bipartisan Group Of Senators Aim To Improve Criminal Background Check System

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill aimed at closing gaps in reporting to the national background check system for firearms purchases. The bill comes as a response to the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed.


Congress Continues To Address Its Sexual Harassment Issues

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The House and Senate are moving swiftly towards mandating previously optional sexual harassment training. The Senate approved the change last week, without a single objection. In the House on Tuesday, lawmakers held a hearing to consider even more far-reaching changes to shake up what many female lawmakers say is a culture that encourages silence.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should 'Step Aside'

Monday, November 13, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor decades ago. Republicans are also considering a write-in campaign for the Dec. 12 special election.


A Year Later, The Shock Of Trump's Win Hasn't Totally Worn Off In Either Party

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Republicans are firmly behind the president in public, but privately worry that he could hurt the GOP's future. Democrats have been consumed by infighting for most of the year.


U.S. House To Review Sexual Harassment Policies After Reports From Former Lawmakers

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The House Administration Committee, which oversees operations in the U.S. House, is holding a hearing to review existing training and policies to deal with sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. The hearing comes following a wave of high-profile sexual harassment scandals that includes reports from former female lawmakers of past harassment.


Elections Have Consequences: The GOP 1 Year Later

Monday, November 06, 2017

Donald Trump's presidential victory one year ago transformed the Grand Old Party into the party of Trump. The new course the Republican party set off on has had many ramifications over the last year.


Trump To Join GOP Senators For Weekly Policy Luncheon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

President Trump will join them for the first time since he took office. The conversation is likely to touch on tax overhaul proposals and health care legislation.


Bipartisan Health Care Bill Aims To Stabilize Individual Market And Keep Premiums Down

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they have a deal to restore subsidies to insurers that President Trump announced last week that he was ending. But it's not clear whether it can pass.