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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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Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

July 29, 2014 Members of the House's Select Committee on Benghazi will meet this week with family members of the four Americans who were killed at the Libyan embassy two years ago, members of the committee told National Journal. The meeting will be the first between members of the select committee, which was ...

Congressman Suggests Issa Install Pool to Root Out Suspected Witches

July 25, 2014 Rep. Tony Cardenas took the increasing sniping between Democrats and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to new and more sarcastic heights on Friday, sending out a press release calling on the chairman to install a pool in the committee's hearing room. "... It is clearly obvious ...

Boehner: House Will Vote to Avoid Shutdown in September

July 24, 2014 House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the House will not deal with funding the government before the August recess, but said that the House will tackle the issue when it returns in September. Boehner told reporters that the House will pass a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government ...

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, ...