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Sarah Mimms

Sarah Mimms Sarah Mimms is a staff correspondent for National Journal Daily, covering Congress. Previously at National Journal, she served as senior analyst for the Hotline, where she covered federal and gubernatorial campaigns in the South.
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Congress Thinks This Statue Is a Threat to National Security

July 17, 2014 The House on Wednesday boldly stood up to the General Services Administration—once known for its lavish Las Vegas training conference—and said: No, you will not re-erect that statue! The statue in question, sculpted the late artist Dmitri Hadzi, is called "Red Mountains," and it is, as members argued Tuesday, a ...

The GOP Thinks Obama Learned His Lesson On Benghazi

June 20, 2014 Criticism of President Obama's foreign policy is roiling around the Capitol, as devastation and terror quickly creep through Iraq and House Republicans prepare for yet another investigation of the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Libya. But for all their highly charged rhetoric aimed at the administration, Republicans have ...

Republican Critics Say Obama May Have Learned His Lesson From Benghazi

June 20, 2014 Criticism of President Obama's foreign policy is roiling around the Capitol, as devastation and terror quickly creep through Iraq and House Republicans prepare for yet another investigation of the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Libya. But for all their highly charged rhetoric aimed at the administration, Republicans have ...

On Veterans Affairs Fix, A Rare United Front for House and Senate

June 11, 2014 More than a month after the scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department broke, the House and Senate seem to be moving in different directions to solve it, each bringing up its own pieces of legislation this week. But those differences are small and will be resolved without much delay, both ...

Senate Announces Bipartisan Deal to Fix the VA

June 5, 2014 After a week of negotiations with Republican members, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday a bipartisan bill to fix the many issues plaguing the Veterans Affairs Department. "I think all of us have been appalled by what we read about what happened in Phoenix and in other locations," the independent from ...

Senators Reach Deal on Bill to Make it Easier to Fire VA Execs

June 5, 2014 After a week of negotiations with Republican members, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday a bipartisan bill to fix the many issues plaguing the Veterans Affairs Department. "I think all of us have been appalled by what we read about what happened in Phoenix and in other locations," the independent from ...

Darrell Issa Says Kerry Won't Have to Testify on Benghazi

May 30, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry will not have to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month, after committee Chairman Darrell Issa released him from a subpoena Friday. Issa accused Kerry of trying "to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against" the House Select Committee on Benghazi, ...

Before Resigning, Shinseki Announces Several Reforms at VA

May 30, 2014 This story has been updated to reflect Eric Shinseki's resignation. Outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized Friday morning for the department's failures and announced he will remove all senior leadership at the Phoenix health care facility that has been at the center of a wait-list scandal that has engulfed ...

Eric Shinseki Is Out at the VA, Says Obama

May 30, 2014 President Obama announced Friday morning that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will step down in the wake of a wait-list scandal that his engulfed his department and lead more than 100 members of Congress to seek his resignation. "Ric's commitment to our veterans is unquestioned. … I am grateful for ...

Senior Execs at the Veterans Health Administration Won't Get a Bonus This Year

May 30, 2014 This story has been updated to reflect Eric Shinseki's resignation. Outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized Friday morning for the department's failures and announced he will remove all senior leadership at the Phoenix health care facility that has been at the center of a wait-list scandal that has engulfed ...