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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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US Adds Extra Ebola Screening on Flights from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

October 21, 2014 Travelers flying between West African nations affected by Ebola and the United States will now be subject to additional screenings and "protective measures" to help prevent the disease from spreading into the U.S., the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday. All passengers flying from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea into the ...

Homeland Security Announces Travel Restrictions to Stall Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014 Travelers flying between West African nations affected by Ebola and the United States will now be subject to additional screenings and "protective measures" to help prevent the disease from spreading into the U.S., the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday. All passengers flying from Sierre Leone, Liberia, and Guinea into the ...

Congress Prepares to Offer More Money for Ebola Fight

October 20, 2014 With concern mounting over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States, members of Congress are preparing to offer additional funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies to help fight the disease within the U.S. and abroad. White ...

Senate Approves Obama's Mission To Train Syrian Rebels

September 19, 2014 There was no banner reading "Mission Accomplished," but Congress completed its last preelection task Thursday as the Senate voted to send President Obama a stopgap spending bill coupled with an authorization to arm and train Syrian rebels for combat against the Islamic State. And then senators joined the House in ...

Yes, the House Is Going Home Already. No, This Isn't Some Kind of Record.

September 19, 2014 Less than two weeks after the House returned from its "August recess," which stretched well into September, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that the lower chamber would be leaving town once again. Not for a week, as originally planned. But for almost two months, so members can go ...

Senate Likely to Pass Bill Keeping Government Open

September 18, 2014 It's the Senate's turn now to vote on keeping the government open and authorizing the White House's request to train moderate Syrian rebels. But the measure, though expected to pass smoothly, is merely the beginning of a much tougher conversation that will wait until after Election Day. The House approved ...

House Staffers Banned From Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits

August 25, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House staffer's edits to a number of Wikipedia entries on transgender people has caused an uproar in the LGBT community and, once again, resulted in Wikipedia banning a House IP address. The staffer, who identifies as a "womyn" in comments on the site, edited the Wikipedia entry for transgender ...

How Ferguson Can Recover

August 25, 2014 Just over two weeks have passed since an 18-year-old man was gunned down by a police officer in the northern suburbs of St. Louis. After all the protests and unrest, the streets are finally beginning to clear, national media are packing up their bags and cameras, and Ferguson, it seems, ...

Obama Considering Boots on the Ground in Iraq

August 13, 2014 The Obama administration has consistently said that there will be no combat troops on the ground as part of its ongoing operation in northern Iraq to push back ISIS and bring humanitarian aid to thousands of under-siege Yazidi civilians. Now, it's sounding like the U.S. may come close. Ben Rhodes, ...

Lack of Oversight Leaves Massive Openings for Voter Fraud

August 13, 2014 Nearly 12 percent of Americans pack up and move every year. Most of them assume that by registering to vote in their new home cities or states, their old records will be invalidated. In many cases, they're wrong. There is no unified system in the United States alerting election officials ...