Liz Goodwin

Washington, D.C.

Congress reporter

Education: Harvard College, BA in history and literature

Liz Goodwin is a Congress reporter for The Washington Post. Goodwin joined The Post from the Boston Globe, where she covered national politics since 2018, most recently serving as Washington bureau chief. Before joining the Globe in 2018, Goodwin wrote about national politics and national affairs for Yahoo News, covering Congress, the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, immigration, and criminal justice, among other topics. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Daily Beast. As a reporter, Goodwin is known for capturing the human side of politics — writing revealing profiles of candidate
Latest from Liz Goodwin

Police reform talks are back in Congress, but little hope for a deal

Republicans now control the House, and they’ve shown little interest so far in the type of police revisions discussed in 2021.

February 1, 2023

Possible retirements before 2024 have Senate Democrats on edge

Senate Democrats returned to Washington to wield their newly expanded majority this week, but the specter of potential retirements in their ranks is already raising anxiety.

January 25, 2023

Ruben Gallego announces run for Ariz. Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema

Rep. Ruben Gallego will run for U.S. Senate in Arizona, setting up a potential three-way race in the battleground state that poses a threat to independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s hold on the seat.

January 23, 2023

2024 Senate map is a GOP dream. But candidate strength is unsettled.

The emerging landscape points to potential decisions on the horizon about if and how to intervene in battleground contests with flawed contenders.

January 18, 2023

McCarthy and McConnell, seen as polar opposites, must lead a fractious GOP

The ability of the two Republican leaders — who associates say have a good, professional but not close relationship — to work together takes on new significance.

January 17, 2023

Thom Tillis emerges as a bipartisan dealmaker as lawmakers fear dysfunction looms

Tillis’s willingness to find compromise despite political blowback is desperately needed, his colleagues say, as a wave of bipartisan-minded lawmakers retire.

January 16, 2023

Kevin McCarthy elected House Speaker, breaking historic deadlock

For the first time this week, McCarthy's allies sounded optimistic that they had enough support within the Republican Party to elect him speaker.

January 7, 2023

As McCarthy struggles in House, McConnell appears with Biden in Ky.

During a week that started with House Republicans in chaos, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Biden appeared together in Kentucky at a White House-organized event.

January 4, 2023

Patty Murray makes history as first female Senate pro tem

The position puts her third in the line of presidential succession.

January 3, 2023

Democrats call for George Santos to resign seat over résumé ‘lies’

Pressure is growing for House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to respond after the congressman-elect admitted to what he called "résumé embellishment."

December 27, 2022