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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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John Boehner: No Decision on VA Chief Shinseki

May 29, 2014 Speaker John Boehner is not yet joining the growing chorus calling for Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. "I'm going to continue to reserve judgment on Gen. Shinseki," the speaker said at a Thursday morning press conference. "Is him resigning going to get us to the bottom of the problem? ...

VA Official Says There Are No Secret Wait Lists

May 29, 2014 During a testy and at times emotional four-hour hearing late Wednesday night, an official with the Department of Veterans Affairs told the House Veterans Affairs Committee that reports of secret waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System are false. "I was not able to identify any lists that I ...

VA Official: There Are No Secret Waiting Lists

May 29, 2014 During a testy and at times emotional four-hour hearing late Wednesday night, an official with the Veterans Affairs Department told the House Veterans' Affairs Committee that reports of secret waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System are false. "I was not able to identify any lists that I thought ...

VA Inspector General Says Wait Lists Are a ‘Systemic Problem'

May 28, 2014 A preliminary report Wednesday from the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general confirmed that at least 1,700 veterans were kept off of waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System, leading more lawmakers on Capitol Hill to call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down. "While our work is ...

Inspector General Confirms Vets Waited 115 Days for Care in Phoenix

May 28, 2014 At least 1,700 veterans were kept off of waiting lists at the Phoenix Health Care System, a preliminary report from the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general confirmed Wednesday. "While our work is not complete, we have substantiated that significant delays in access to care negatively impacted the quality of care ...

Boehner Says He Has No Confidence in Veterans Affairs Investigation

May 22, 2014 House Speaker John Boehner is "not confident" in the inspector general's ability to properly investigate the scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department, and he says he is "getting a little closer" to calling on department chief Eric Shinseki to step down. "The reports that continue to come [of failures at ...

Here are the Democrats Picked for Benghazi Committee Duty

May 21, 2014 After weeks of internal debate, House Democrats will join the select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack after all and send a full delegation of five members, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday. Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings, who has served as the Democratic counterweight to Chairman Darrell Issa's ...

Obama Vows to Hold Veterans Affairs Employees Accountable if Allegations Are True

May 21, 2014 President Obama promised punishment for Veterans Affairs Department employees who are found to be involved in the growing scandal over lengthy wait times for and falsified documents of veterans' medical care. "When I hear allegations of misconduct, any misconduct, whether it's allegations of VA staff covering up long wait times ...

Shinseki, Hagel Make a Surprise Visit to Congress as VA Scandal Intensifies

May 20, 2014 Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a surprise trip to Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon amid the growing scandal engulfing veterans affairs hospitals across the country. Shinseki and Hagel were on the Hill for a meeting with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member ...

'10 Million Man March' Recruits Several Hundred to Overthrow the Government

May 16, 2014 Retired Col. Harry Riley planned to take over Washington on Friday. So the Florida native invited conservatives from all over the country to join him in a protest in the nation's capital—and stay there until President Obama; Vice President Joe Biden; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch ...