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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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Republicans and Democrats Announce Budget Deal

December 10, 2013 Budget negotiators on Tuesday night announced they've reached a two-year deal that sets spending for the current fiscal year at $1.012 trillion and would provide $63 billion in sequester relief—all without new tax revenue. "I'm proud of this agreement," said Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the two principal negotiators,...

Everyone Hates the Emerging Budget Deal

December 6, 2013 The details of a potential budget deal are trickling out, and nobody seems thrilled with what they're hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, cochairs of the budget conference committee, are close to striking a deal that would set spending levels and soften sequester cuts. But lawmakers on both...

Optimism Persists for Budget Deal. Is It Real?

December 4, 2013 With just 10 days before the budget conference committee must report its recommendations to Congress, signs of movement in the ongoing negotiations are appearing in the halls of the Capitol. Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., the cochair of the conference committee, returned to Washington Tuesday even with the...

Congress Faces a Stark Choice: Sequester or Shutdown

December 2, 2013 Lawmakers in both parties could face a dangerous political dilemma after they return to Washington: Either endorse a second round of damaging sequester cuts or prepare for another government shutdown. The situation is that stark, and it's coming on fast. Budget negotiators led by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan...

On Budget Conference Committee, Even Small Proposals Generate Arguments

November 26, 2013 Both Republicans and Democrats on the budget conference committee agree that if the panel reaches an agreement at all, it is likely to be a small one. And so far, they're not kidding. One of the few ideas to leak out of the committee involves user fees, the small costs...

House GOP Prepares Fallback Plan to Avoid January Shutdown

November 22, 2013 As the budget conference committee continues to work toward an agreement that would set spending levels for the remainder of this fiscal year and fiscal 2015, House Republicans are contemplating a fallback plan: a short-term continuing resolution that would fund the government through April 15 and buy budget negotiators more...

Partisans Clash Over Strategy on Budget Talks

November 20, 2013 Top House Democrats on Tuesday warned Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan not to bow to the pressures from his conference and run out the clock on budget talks for a better negotiating position amid shutdown pressures in January. But House conservatives argue that they too want a deal as soon...

Appropriators Warn Budget Conference to Work Fast

November 19, 2013 Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are asking members of bicameral Budget Conference Committee to "redouble" their efforts to set top-line budget numbers by Thanksgiving, or Dec. 2 at the latest. In a letter Monday to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, the conference co-chairs, House Appropriations Chairman...

Did the Shutdown Even Matter?

November 19, 2013 When budget negotiations began last month, Democrats felt confident that public opinion surrounding the government shutdown would force Republicans to the table, eager to prove their party could compromise. But today, there’s little sense of urgency on a budget deal. With less than four weeks to go before the conference...

How the Budget Deal Will Die

November 13, 2013 Rep. Paul Ryan began the budget conference committee last month by warning Democrats that they would sabotage the negotiations by insisting on a debate over more revenue. “If this conference becomes an argument about taxes, we’re not going to get anywhere,” Ryan told the group on Oct. 30. It took...