Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

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White House, Congress Continue Negotiations On 2-Year Budget Deal

Monday, October 26, 2015

The White House and Congress are close to reaching a two-year plan to fund the government. NPR has the latest on what appears to be happening on Capitol Hill.


White House, Congress Nearing 2-Year Budget Deal

Monday, October 26, 2015

The White House and congressional leaders are close to reaching a two-year budget deal that would set new, higher spending caps and increase the nation's borrowing authority.

Congressional aides, who confirmed the ongoing talks, had said an announcement could come as early as Monday evening.

House Speaker John Boehner's ...


Paul Ryan Doesn't Want To Be Speaker, But These Republicans Do

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

House speaker may be the most undesirable job in Washington for Rep. Paul Ryan, but a growing number of backbench Republicans are indicating they would be happy to hold the gavel if Ryan refuses to run.

The field is back open after heir apparent Rep. Kevin McCarthy dramatically quit the ...


Kevin McCarthy Gone, In 60 Seconds

Friday, October 09, 2015

There was chaos on Capitol Hill on Thursday after front-runner Rep. Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from the House speakership election. The closed-door House Republican meeting that was supposed to emerge with a speaker nominee spilled out into the hallway outside of the House Ways and Means Room in the ...


House Speakership Race Thrown Into Chaos After McCarthy Drops Out

Thursday, October 08, 2015

House Republicans planned to select a nominee for Speaker of the House Thursday, but the election was thrown into chaos when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner, abruptly dropped out of the race.


McCarthy Drops Out Of Speaker Race, Throwing GOP Leadership Into Chaos

Thursday, October 08, 2015

This post was updated at 4:25 p.m.

In a shocking move Thursday afternoon, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pulled out of the race for speaker of the House, throwing the GOP leadership race into chaos and confusion.

According to Republican congressmen coming out of the caucus meeting — ...


McCarthy Poised To Clinch GOP's Nomination For Speaker, But It's Just Step 1

Thursday, October 08, 2015

House Republicans will huddle privately at noon on Thursday to nominate the party's candidate to succeed John Boehner as speaker of the U.S. House.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is heavily favored to secure the nomination, but his ultimate victory on the floor of the U.S. House later this month ...


GOP Conference Set To Decide Party's Nominee For House Speaker

Thursday, October 08, 2015

On Thursday, the House Republican Conference will choose a nominee out of three candidates to replace John Boehner as speaker. And then later this month, the entire House will vote for speaker.


The Race for the Gavel: Who Will be the Next Speaker of the House?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

NPR's Susan Davis and The Hill's Sarah Ferris discuss the heated race for the Speaker of the House of Representatives and details of the seminal Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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After Narrowly Averting A Shutdown, Congress Prepares For Fall Furor

Monday, October 05, 2015

Hard line Republicans in Congress lost the battle to restrict federal funding for Planned Parenthood and the government averted a shutdown last week. But now battle lines are drawn be...


If Kevin McCarthy Wins Speakership, His Challenges Will Be Immediate

Thursday, October 01, 2015

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.


Kevin McCarthy Officially Running For House Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015

The fight to replace John Boehner is on.

California Republican Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he is running to replace Boehner as House speaker.

"If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American ...


House Speaker John Boehner To Resign From Congress

Friday, September 25, 2015

Surprising members of Congress and the Republican Party, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio announced on Friday that he will step down at the end of October. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Susan Davis.


'Simple As That': Boehner Decided To Resign Today

Friday, September 25, 2015

(This post was last updated at 1:31 p.m. ET.)

House Speaker John Boehner will give up his seat in Congress at the end of October.

Boehner became the 53rd speaker of the House in 2011. The Ohio Republican's tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes with ...


Conservative Lawmaker Boycotting Pope's Address Over Climate-Change Views

Friday, September 18, 2015

A conservative Catholic lawmaker announced he will boycott Pope Francis' historic address before Congress next Thursday because of the pope's views on climate change.

"More troubling is the fact that this climate-change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and ...


As Tea Party Again Aims For Boehner, GOP Leadership Rallies Around Him

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Top House Republican leaders are rallying behind House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who once again faces a percolating effort by a group of conservative lawmakers to oust him from the job.

"That's a distraction," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday following a closed-door lawmaker meeting at the ...


What a GOP Senate Means for President Obama

Monday, October 20, 2014

How would a Republican-controlled Senate change President Obama's final two years in office? Three political reporters explain what you should expect from a Senate power shift.

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