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Susan Davis

Congressional Correspondent, Washington Desk

Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast. She has covered Congress, elections, and national politics since 2002 for publications including USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal and Roll Call. She appears regularly on television and radio outlets to discuss congressional and national politics, and she is a contributor on PBS's Washington Week with Robert Costa. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Philadelphia native.

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Tuesday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks outside the U.S. Capitol. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

An early look at the 2024 campaigns for Senate

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Friday

The US Supreme Court said Thursday that an eight-month investigation that questioned 100 possible suspects had failed to find the source of the stunning leak last year of its draft abortion ruling. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for H.R.266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, with members of his administration and Republican lawmakers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on April 24th, 2020. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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PPP Loans Provided Lots Of Cash Assistance With Few Questions Asked

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Some House Republicans want to leverage must-pass debt limit legislation to extract spending cuts, but President Biden and congressional Democrats aren't interested in negotiating. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's why a high-stakes debt ceiling fight looms on Capitol Hill

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Wednesday

Peterson Foundation billboard displaying the national debt is pictured on K Street on February 08, 2022 in downtown Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peterson Foundation) Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Peter G. Peters hide caption

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Tuesday

A video showing Proud Boys members appear on screen during a House Select Committee hearing to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol, in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 9, 2022. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (off frame) swears in the members of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama

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Thursday

US Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives to name an independent special counsel to probe President Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified documents at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC on January 12, 2023. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A worker replaces a sign over the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after being elected as Speaker in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. After four days of voting and 15 ballots McCarthy secured enough votes to become Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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McCarthy Prevails, Becomes Speaker In Late-Night House Vote

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McCarthy finally wins 15th vote for House speaker, but not without concessions

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Friday

US Republican Representative of California Kevin McCarthy listens as lawmakers take a 13th vote for House Speaker at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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