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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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House GOP Scraps Debt-Ceiling Plan

February 11, 2014 House Republicans scrapped a plan they devised Monday night to raise the debt ceiling with an additional measure to reverse veterans' cuts. Instead, they're going clean, according to a source in the room. Leadership had wanted to extract something out of raising the debt ceiling and had settled on rolling...

Republicans Are Likely to Cave on Debt Ceiling. But That Won't Be the End of It.

January 29, 2014 Conservatives are already gearing up for another fight over the debt limit next month, but their first battle could come as soon as Thursday as they face off with members of the House Republican leadership who, they say, appear to be ready to cave. House Republicans will devote several hours...

Omnibus Spending Bill Sails Through Senate; Headed for Obama's Signature

January 16, 2014 The Senate overwhelmingly passed the 12-part omnibus spending bill 72-26 on Thursday, which will fund the government through the end of September. The $1.1 trillion package sailed through the Senate and heads next to President Obama's desk for his signature. The bill, crafted by Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,...

Congressional Negotiators Reach Deal on Omnibus Spending Plan

January 14, 2014 It is 1,582 pages of give and take—some might even dare to call it compromise—that provides at least a nine-month truce in the fierce fighting over the federal budget that has torn Congress asunder for years. Like the budget agreement that preceded it, the omnibus spending bill for the remainder...

Senators Eyeing Changes to Military Retiree Pensions

December 18, 2013 Though the Senate is poised to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act on Wednesday, lawmakers in both parties are already working to alter some of its provisions in the weeks and months ahead. The measure is expected to pass handily, sending a bill to President Obama's desk that will reduce sequestration...

Senators Eye Changes to Military Pension Provision in Budget Deal

December 18, 2013 Though the Senate is poised to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act on Wednesday, lawmakers in both parties are already working to alter some of its provisions in the weeks and months ahead. The measure is expected to pass handily, sending a bill to President Obama's desk that will reduce sequestration...

Appropriators Will Work Through the Holidays to Avoid a Shutdown

December 17, 2013 While much of Capitol Hill is getting ready for the holiday break, those who work on the Appropriations committees have a different vision for the days ahead -- and it ain’t sugar plums. The Senate is expected to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 early this week, but the...

Forecast for Passing Two-Year Budget Deal is Sunny in the Senate

December 16, 2013 With the budget drama heading into its final act in the Senate on Tuesday, tensions surrounding the fate of the two-year deal are dissipating, with Republicans signaling they will not block the measure. Leery of saying how they would vote before the House overwhelmingly approved the deal on Thursday, Senate...

Holiday Miracle? Congress on Verge of Passing Budget

December 13, 2013 Barring a meltdown in the Senate next week -- which remains a possibility -- Congress is on the verge of making a little modern history with House passage Thursday night of a two-year budget bill that would fund the government until October 2015. The 332-94 vote may bode well for...

Will Rank-and-File Lawmakers Accept the Budget Deal?

December 11, 2013 After weeks of closed-door talks, House and Senate negotiators finally unveiled a two-year budget deal Tuesday that attempts to calm the long-fought feud over spending on Capitol Hill. But the question remains whether they can sell it to rank-and-file lawmakers. The deal is far from a grand bargain. But if...