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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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Change Is Coming in the Senate Democratic Leadership

April 1, 2015 For the first time in nearly a decade, Senate Democrats could see several new faces in their leadership. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid retiring, at least one slot will be open in 2016. But the intense infighting between Sen. Chuck Schumer, Reid's chosen successor, and Senate Minority Whip Dick...

The Provision That Could Destroy the Sequester

March 25, 2015 The sequestration spending caps, once thought to be so odious that Congress would never actually allow them to take effect, are set to hit again in January. And despite all of the internal fighting among Republicans over whether to bust the limits on defense spending, the budgets that the House...

The Tiny Little Budget Provision That Could Destroy the Sequester

March 25, 2015 The sequestration spending caps, once thought to be so odious that Congress would never actually allow them to take effect, are set to hit again soon. And despite all of the internal fighting among Republicans over whether to bust the limits on defense spending, the budgets that the House and...

GOP Budgets Cutting Retirement Benefits Face Rocky Paths in Both Chambers

March 23, 2015 Last week was a rough one for the House and Senate Republican majority, with major legislation crushed or slowed by legislative gridlock. This week promises to be even tougher: Both chambers have to pass a budget. The House and Senate each hope to pass their spending blueprints by Friday morning...

House and Senate GOP Budgets Are Miles Apart

March 18, 2015 Faced with their most basic task as a majority—laying out a vision for the nation's fiscal future—House and Senate Republicans are miles apart. Just a day after the House released its budget plan, echoing Rep. Paul Ryan's long calls for entitlement reform and finding creative ways to fund the nation's...

The Big Winner in the House GOP Budget? The Pentagon

March 17, 2015 This story has been updated. There are plenty of ways Republicans could lose this year's massive intraparty fight over the budget. But so far there is at least one big winner – the Pentagon. The fiscal 2016 spending blueprint unveiled by the House GOP Tuesday shifts money around to give...

Three Obstacles that Threaten to Derail the Republican Budget

March 17, 2015 It may be hard to believe, given the stumbles of the last three months, but the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill is about to face its biggest challenge yet. After running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, Republicans in the House and Senate are set to release their budgets...

Lynch Nomination Headed for Senate Floor Next Week

March 10, 2015 Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general is likely to hit the Senate floor next week, amid increasing grumbles from Republicans who are unhappy with her record or with the Obama administration's overall handling of the Justice Department. "I think we'll deal with that next week," Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Republicans Really Need Democrats To Pass the Iran Deal Bill

March 4, 2015 Just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed that Congress will bring up legislation next week to force any Iran-sanctions deal worked out by the White House, whom Netanyahu mistrusts, to first go through his congressional allies. But McConnell may have...

Democrats to the Rescue: Congress Averts Shutdown for One More Week

February 27, 2015 It was Democrats to the rescue -- again. A huge bipartisan coalition came together Friday night to approve a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, preventing a partial government shutdown with just a couple of hours to spare. Nearly every House Democrat joined most Republicans to pass...