Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

Some Democratic House members face opposition because of their criticism of Israel

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Forces normally aligned with the Democratic Party are working to defeat some of the most liberal members of the House over their criticism of Israel.


House Speaker Mike Johnson is under fire from his party for passing the spending bill

Saturday, March 23, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion budget package, but only with help from Democrats. Some GOP members object.


What the State of the Union looks like amid dysfunctional democracy

Thursday, March 07, 2024

At one time, the State of the Union was a chance for the president to talk to Congress about what the two branches of government could do together for the country. But those days are over.


What is Mitch McConnell's legacy?

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's legacy is defined by his work to push the judiciary to the right.


Information used by the GOP in its impeachment inquiry of Biden may have been lies

Friday, February 16, 2024

An FBI informant at the center of the GOP impeachment inquiry into President Biden has been indicted for lying in his statements.


Mitch McConnell's fading influence on House Republicans can be traced back to Trump

Sunday, February 11, 2024

NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks with NPR's Political Correspondent, Sue Davis, about Senator minority leader Mitch McConnell's current influence over his conference.


The leadership strength of Mike Johnson and Mitch McConnell is tested in Congress

Friday, February 09, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson led his party to failures on two high profile measures. Senate Republicans' chaotic response to the border deal fueled frustration with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.


House Speaker is forced to skirt his own party to pass bills

Thursday, February 01, 2024

The bipartisan tax package that passed the House on Wednesday only made it through because Speaker Mike Johnson used a power that let him work around members of his own party — and rely on Democrats.


Trump says VP pick won't impact the race. So what's he looking for in a running mate?

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Donald Trump has yet to officially clinch the Republican presidential nomination, but he's already begun to tease about a running mate. The NPR Politics Podcast dives into who might be on his list.


Democratic congressional candidates focus on abortion in a bid to regain the House

Monday, January 22, 2024

House Democrats plan to campaign on abortion rights in key districts that will determine control of the chamber. Their efforts may be boosted by ballot initiatives in states like Arizona and Florida.


Speaker Johnson's close ties to Christian right — both mainstream and fringe

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Louisiana Republican has deep ties to evangelical leaders, including pastors who hold anti-democratic views and helped fuel the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a battle for God to save America.


Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson has been elected speaker of the House

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson, a relatively unknown member of the House GOP conference, has been elected Speaker of the House.


House Republicans will try again to choose a nominee for speaker

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

There are eight candidates vying to be House speaker, and behind closed doors Republicans will narrow down the choices. The House has been without a speaker for nearly three weeks.


Republican Rep. Jim Jordan has dropped his bid to become speaker of the House

Friday, October 20, 2023

Republicans met behind closed doors and took a secret ballot to see if lawmakers wanted Jim Jordan to stay in the race for speaker of the House. They did not, and Jordan dropped out.


Rep. Jim Jordan to pursue third vote to be speaker of the House

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan says he will call for a third ballot vote in his bid to become speaker of the House.


Rep. Jim Jordan fails second ballot for speaker

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, failed a second ballot for Speaker of the House, leaving the chamber and the GOP without a path forward.


House Republicans reject Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker of the House, again

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The House of Representatives remains paralyzed as House Republicans again struggle to agree on any member to serve as speaker.


Members of the House will try again to elect a new speaker

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The House is expected to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan to be speaker. Jordan is popular with the Republican base, and has Donald Trump's endorsement for the job.


Jim Jordan tapped as Republican House speaker nominee

Saturday, October 14, 2023

House Republicans' latest nominee for speaker, Rep. Jim Jordan seems far short of the required number of votes — and it's unclear he has a path forward.


Jim Jordan tapped as Republican House speaker nominee

Friday, October 13, 2023

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has been nominated as the speaker designate in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans.