Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

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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