Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

House Republicans Reviving Debate Over Earmarks

Thursday, January 11, 2018

House Republicans are planning two days of hearings next week to debate whether Congress should overturn the eight-year ban on earmarks. Advocates say it's lawmakers' constitutional prerogative, but opponents say it will revive a "culture of corruption" on Capitol Hill.


Trump-Bannon Fallout Shows No Sign Of Letting Up

Monday, January 08, 2018

President Trump has issued new rebukes of the new book — Fire and Fury — for which former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is now apologizing for not denouncing sooner.


Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement, With Speculation Focused On Romney

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The longest-serving Republican in the Senate says he will not seek an eighth term this fall. Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is said to be mulling over a bid for the open seat.


What The GOP Would Like To Get Done In 2018

Friday, December 22, 2017

Now that Republicans have passed a massive tax bill, they are hoping to tackle entitlement spending in 2018. But they will have to deal with one fewer seat in the Senate and elections in November.


Congress Wraps Up 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Congress left town after approving a short-term extension of government funding. Big fights await in 2018, but Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell tells NPR repealing the ACA is not a high priority.


News Brief: McConnell On 2018, Lawsuit Against Trump Dismissed

Friday, December 22, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked with NPR about his legislative agenda for 2018. Also, Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post discusses a dismissed lawsuit against President Trump.


McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

Thursday, December 21, 2017

With an even slimmer GOP majority in the Senate in 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't see much of a point in repeating health care efforts that failed this year.


Even After Republican Tax Win, Government Could Still Face Shutdown

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Congress passed the GOP tax bill Wednesday after a delay late Tuesday. Now, lawmakers are working to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week.


What Democrat Doug Jones' Win In Alabama Means For Congress

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special U.S. Senate election. This means the state will send a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in two decades, shrinking the GOP majority and emboldening Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.


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.


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.