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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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The Debt-Limit First Move No One Wants to Make

October 23, 2015 House and Sen­ate lead­ers are at an im­passe about how to move a debt-ceil­ing bill, after sup­port for a House Re­pub­lic­an plan to con­di­tion­ally raise the na­tion’s bor­row­ing cap col­lapsed amid wide com­plaints with­in the con­fer­ence. A Wed­nes­day whip check of a debt-lim­it bill craf­ted by the Re­pub­lic­an Study Com­mit­tee...

Senate Majority Leader Braces for a Storm of Conservative Protests Over Debt Ceiling, Budget

October 21, 2015 House Re­pub­lic­ans have spent weeks try­ing to de­term­ine who their next speak­er will be. On the cam­paign trail, 15 can­did­ates are bat­tling it out to be the GOP’s next pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ee, as Don­ald Trump’s con­tin­ued rise fuels head­aches with­in the party’s es­tab­lish­ment and riles up the far right of the...

Senate Prepares to Pass Defense Bill That Obama Will Veto

October 5, 2015 While all the polit­ic­al fo­cus will be on Thursday’s House GOP lead­er­ship elec­tions, the le­gis­lat­ive show must go on. So Con­gress this week will fin­ish up its work on the Na­tion­al De­fense Au­thor­iz­a­tion Act, send­ing le­gis­la­tion to Pres­id­ent Obama’s desk where a prom­ised veto awaits. The bicam­er­al con­fer­ence re­port on...

A Shutdown Has Been Avoided ... For Now

September 30, 2015 Con­gress has aver­ted a mid­night shut­down, as the House on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon fol­lowed the Sen­ate’s ex­ample by eas­ily passing a tem­por­ary spend­ing bill fund­ing the gov­ern­ment through Decem­ber 11. The stop­gap meas­ure passed the Sen­ate 78 to 20 and then cleared the House on a 277-151 vote, des­pite the op­pos­i­tion...

Congress Moves Halfway to Averting a Shutdown

September 30, 2015 Con­gress moved halfway to­ward avert­ing a mid­night shut­down, as the Sen­ate on Wed­nes­day morn­ing eas­ily passed a tem­por­ary spend­ing bill fund­ing the gov­ern­ment through Decem­ber 11. The stop­gap meas­ure passed 78 to 20 and will be sent over the House, where it is ex­pec­ted to pass des­pite the op­pos­i­tion of...

Republican Leaders Preparing to Make Deal on Raising Spending Caps

September 30, 2015 Even as con­ser­vat­ives in both cham­bers are clam­or­ing for spend­ing cuts, not just to Planned Par­ent­hood but to a slew of nondefense pro­grams, Re­pub­lic­an lead­ers are pre­par­ing to be­gin mak­ing a deal with Pres­id­ent Obama to raise spend­ing caps that will hit next year. On Wed­nes­day, Con­gress will pass a...

Congress Plans To Keep Government Open

September 28, 2015 Con­gress re­turns to Wash­ing­ton on Monday with the threat of a gov­ern­ment shut­down loom­ing at the end of the week and the cam­paign to re­place John Boehner as House speak­er—and pos­sibly fill out the un­der­card—kick­ing in­to high gear. The Sen­ate will vote Monday even­ing to ad­vance le­gis­la­tion that will fund...

Congress Plans Votes on Short-Term Spending Measure to Keep Government Open

September 28, 2015 Con­gress re­turns to Wash­ing­ton on Monday with the threat of a gov­ern­ment shut­down loom­ing at the end of the week and the cam­paign to re­place John Boehner as House speak­er—and pos­sibly fill out the un­der­card—kick­ing in­to high gear. The Sen­ate will vote Monday even­ing to ad­vance le­gis­la­tion that will fund...

Dems Protect Planned Parenthood Funding, Block Budget Extension

September 24, 2015 Sen­ate Demo­crats blocked a Re­pub­lic­an bill Thursday that would keep the gov­ern­ment from shut­ting down at month’s end but strip fund­ing from Planned Par­ent­hood. The bill was voted down 47-52, with eight Re­pub­lic­ans cross­ing over to op­pose the meas­ure and one Demo­crat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Vir­gin­ia, vot­ing with...

Senate Leader Offers Bill to Keep Agencies Open and Defund Planned Parenthood

September 22, 2015 Here we go again. With just five le­gis­lat­ive days left be­fore a gov­ern­ment shut­down, Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell on Tues­day morn­ing filed a short-term gov­ern­ment fund­ing bill that would also de­fund Planned Par­ent­hood, a coup for con­ser­vat­ives in both cham­bers. A vote on the meas­ure, which would fund the...