Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

What to expect from the State of the Union address

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

NPR correspondents who cover the White House and Capitol Hill talk about what to expect from Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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An early look at the 2024 campaigns for Senate

Monday, January 23, 2023

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., announced he will run for Senate after independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party last December. Sinema has not announced her re-election plans yet.

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Here's why a high-stakes debt ceiling fight looms on Capitol Hill

Thursday, January 19, 2023

House Republicans want to leverage must-pass legislation to raise the debt limit to extract federal spending cuts, but President Biden and congressional Democrats aren't interested in negotiating.

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Rep. McCarthy was elected House speaker. At what cost?

Saturday, January 07, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally won the election after 15 ballots held over five days of voting.

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McCarthy finally wins 15th vote for House speaker, but not without concessions

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Republican Kevin McCarthy finally succeeded on the 15th vote to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. But he had to make numerous concessions along the way.

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Kevin McCarthy is elected House speaker after 15 votes and days of negotiations

Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday night was full of drama and twists and turns, as California Republican Kevin McCarthy eked out a win in the 15th round of voting for the speaker of the House.

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Republicans take control of the House in this new session of Congress

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

A new Congress begins Jan.3 and with it a new chapter in divided government. A look at what to expect in the year ahead.

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Week in politics: McCarthy's bid to be Speaker; federal budget for next year

Saturday, December 17, 2022

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't have enough votes to become speaker when his party takes control of the chamber in Congress. Plus, a new federal budget.

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Politics chat: What Sinema's departure means for Democrats; Congress faces a budget deadline

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's departure from the Democratic Party could set up a tricky Arizona election in 2024. Also, Congress faces a budget deadline this week.

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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic Party

Friday, December 09, 2022

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party and registered as an independent. Her decision will not affect the Senate's balance of power but raises questions about her political future.

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U.S. House considers creating a new delegate seat for the Cherokee Nation

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The U.S. House is considering whether to create a new delegate seat for the Cherokee Nation to make good on an 1836 treaty.

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Pelosi shattered the marble ceiling and leaves a historic leadership legacy

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Nancy Pelosi led highly pivotal moments in recent U.S. political history. Here, a look at Pelosi's career and its impact on that history.

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Speaker Pelosi says she will step down as party leader after two decades at the top

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement paves the way for a new generation of Democratic lawmakers to fill the leadership ranks.

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McConnell wins leadership race but GOP infighting continues

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sen. Rick Scott launched an uphill bid to be minority leader. Sen. Mitch McConnell was handily reelected but many rank-and-file senators are frustrated at party leaders following the 2022 elections.

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Fallout from the GOP's poor showing in midterms continues on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., says he will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell following a disappointing GOP showing in the 2022 midterm elections.

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If the GOP wins the House, Kevin McCarthy will make a bid to be speaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Presumptive House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is a Republican representative from California, who is currently the minority leader. He is likely to face several challenges in the next Congress.

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Kevin McCarthy faces early loyalty test in his bid for GOP speaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

House Republicans will hold leadership elections Tuesday to determine their party leaders for the next Congress, even though the House has still not officially been called in their favor.

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Some Trump-backed candidates didn't do as well as the GOP thought they would

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Former President Donald Trump was able to help a lot of candidates win primary elections. But when it came to the general election, they didn't beat the Democratic candidates.

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Democrats pushed that democracy was on the ballot and it appears to have worked

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

After the attack on the Capitol, Democrats insisted democracy was on the ballot. The thread between election deniers and Trump-backed candidates is strong, and it didn't work out for all of them.

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It's the final countdown to Election Day. Here's what voters are saying

Saturday, November 05, 2022

A look at what voters and candidates are talking about just days before the final votes are cast in this ongoing election season.

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