Susan Davis

congressional correspondent for USA Today

Susan Davis appears in the following:

Former Speaker John Boehner's Memoir Serves As A Reflection On Life In 'Crazytown'

Friday, April 09, 2021

On the House chronicles Boehner's humble rise in national politics and his front-row seat to the revolution within his Republican party that ultimately forced him out of Congress.


Bipartisan Agreement In Congress To Revive Earmarks

Friday, March 26, 2021

Earmarks are back. Democrats and Republicans have agreed to resurrect a long banned form of member-directed spending for pet projects in their states and districts.


Democrats Reviewing Whether To Overturn A Certified Iowa U.S. House Election

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Democratic-led House Administration Committee is considering a challenge brought by defeated Democrat Rita Hart, who lost a race for an Iowa congressional district by six votes.


House Renews Violence Against Women Act, But Senate Hurdles Remain

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

As a senator, President Biden played a key role in passing the landmark 1994 law, which he called "one of my proudest legislative achievements." It wasn't reauthorized in 2018 over partisan disputes.


Senate Moves Forward With Vote On COVID-19 Relief Bill

Saturday, March 06, 2021

The Senate is voting on changes to the Biden administration's pandemic aid bill after a long delay Friday caused by a disagreement over unemployment benefits.


Democrats Control Washington, But That Doesn't Mean Their Agenda Will Pass

Friday, March 05, 2021

House Democrats are introducing a wave of strategic legislation from guns to immigration, including recently passed bills on elections and policing. But the 50-50 Senate puts their future in limbo.


Officials Testify To Senate On What Took The National Guard So Long On Jan. 6

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

A joint Senate panel heard testimony Wednesday from military and national security officials to try to understand the military and intelligence failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


The Jan. 6 Riot Could Have Brought Lawmakers Together. It Did The Opposite

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Democrats and Republicans can agree to very little about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including how to investigate it. The fallout is impacting the ability to work across party lines.


$1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Likely To Pass In House On Democrat Votes Alone

Friday, February 26, 2021

The House is on track to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes another stimulus check to millions of Americans, additional unemployment benefits, and new child tax credits.


Men Testifying In Hearing All Say U.S. Capitol Attack Was Premeditated

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Senate held the first bipartisan joint oversight hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. All four men testifying said they agree the attack was largely premeditated.


Impeachment Trial Day 4: Trump's Lawyers To Present Their Defense

Friday, February 12, 2021

Trump's team will present its case against conviction for incitement of insurrection. Democratic House impeachment managers worked to make a case that the riot was foreseeable and predictable.


Schumer Faces Pressure From The Left To Deliver As Majority Leader

Monday, February 08, 2021

Progressives are watching the new Senate majority leader to see if he can deliver on some of the party's most ambitious legislative goals. If not, they say he could face a primary challenge next year.


Donald Trump And The Future Of The Republican Party

Friday, January 29, 2021

How much of a hold does Trump have on the GOP right now and what does his impeachment tell us about where the GOP is headed?


GOP Sen. Rob Portman On The Future Of The Republican Party

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who is not seeking reelection in 2022, speaks with NPR about the future of the GOP and prospects for bipartisanship in the post-Trump era.


Sen. Portman Warns Biden Against Going It Alone On COVID-19 Relief

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Ohio Republican said acting without GOP support would be "really problematic for the country" and could set a bad tone for Biden's term. He also predicted Donald Trump would not run in 2024.


Sen. Patrick Leahy To Preside Over Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chief Justice John Roberts will not take on the role for the trial that begins the week of Feb. 8, a source says. A chief justice presides only when a sitting president is on trial.


Democratic Senators File Ethics Complaint Against Cruz, Hawley After Capitol Riot

Friday, January 22, 2021

Seven Democratic senators have formally filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.


In New Senate, Party Leaders Try To Chart A Path Forward For Their Agendas

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Democrats now narrowly control the Senate, but both parties must work together to determine how the 50-50 chamber will operate — while balancing confirmations and an impeachment trial.


Biden Will Arrive In Washington As Trump Finishes Up His Presidency

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

President-elect Biden is heading to Washington from Delaware as President Trump works through his last full day in office. Washington, D.C. is locked down ahead of Wednesday's inaugural ceremonies.


House Members Impeach Trump A 2nd Time, Citing Insurrection At Capitol

Thursday, January 14, 2021

President Trump has been impeached for the second time. The charge is inciting an insurrection. The article will now make its way to the Senate, which will not reconvene until next week.