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.
The House of Representatives remains paralyzed as House Republicans again struggle to agree on any member to serve as speaker.
House Republicans picked the current majority leader for speaker: He won a majority of the Republicans' 221 votes in a closed-door, secret-ballot election. Timing for a floor vote remains unclear.