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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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Lawmakers Reheat War Over Defense vs Non-Defense Spending

September 17, 2015 As Con­gress pre­pares to pass a short-term con­tinu­ing res­ol­u­tion, put­ting off a gov­ern­ment shut­down for a few months, Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell warned Re­pub­lic­ans Wed­nes­day that they’ll have to ne­go­ti­ate with Demo­crats to roll back loom­ing spend­ing cuts later this year. “We are in­ev­it­ably go­ing to end up in...

McConnell: GOP Will Barter Over Automatic Spending Cuts

September 16, 2015 As Con­gress pre­pares to pass a short-term con­tinu­ing res­ol­u­tion, put­ting off a gov­ern­ment shut­down for a few months, Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell warned Re­pub­lic­ans Wed­nes­day that they’ll have to ne­go­ti­ate with Demo­crats to roll back loom­ing spend­ing cuts later this year. “We are in­ev­it­ably go­ing to end up in...

9/11 First-Responders – With Jon Stewart – Hit the Hill

September 16, 2015 Comedi­an Jon Stew­art had a mes­sage for the hun­dreds of fire­fight­ers and po­lice who des­cen­ded on Cap­it­ol Hill Wed­nes­day to pres­sure Con­gress to re­new health care be­ne­fits for 9/11 first-re­spon­ders, which be­gin to ex­pire next month: He’s sorry. “I want to apo­lo­gize to all the men and wo­men, first-re­spon­ders, that...

Forget the Pope. Donald Trump Is Coming to the Hill

September 9, 2015 A hugely in­flu­en­tial lead­er is com­ing to Wash­ing­ton to give the coun­try a ser­mon about its fu­ture. Two weeks later, Pope Fran­cis will be here too. Don­ald Trump, per­haps the cur­rent spir­itu­al head of the Re­pub­lic­an Party, will hit Cap­it­ol Hill on Wed­nes­day for a rally op­pos­ing the Ir­an nuc­le­ar...

McConnell: We Won't Risk a Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

August 6, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was dismissive Thursday of conservative plans to force a vote to defund Planned Parenthood as part of federal-spending negotiations in September, making clear he has no interest in putting the nation on the brink of another government shutdown. "One of my favorite Kentucky sayings is...

Congress Finally Leaves Town, but a Packed September Awaits

August 6, 2015 Senators dropped plans to try to pass a cybersecurity measure and rushed to catch flights out of humid Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon for a five-week August recess. Members will have to rest up, because they're going to return to a messy, jam-packed fall session. Senators will return to the...

September Will Be Make or Break Month for the Iran Deal in Congress

August 5, 2015 Congress will vote in September on a resolution of disapproval of a multinational deal with Iran aimed at preventing it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, Republican leaders announced Tuesday Both Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said their chambers would take up Iran measures after the August...

Joe Biden's New Mission: Selling the Iran Deal

July 16, 2015 It's a familiar pattern: President Obama has a complicated deal he needs to get through Congress, so he sends Vice President Joe Biden to the Hill to sell it. Just a day after he announced a potentially legacy-ensuring nuclear agreement with Iran, Obama once again dispatched Biden, his favorite emissary,...

Congressional Democrats Don't Trust Iran, But Do They Trust Obama?

July 15, 2015 Democratic skeptics of the administration's nuclear deal with Iran have made it abundantly clear that they don't trust the Iranian government. The question—one they'll have to answer in two months' time—is whether they trust President Obama and his assurances that the deal is the best way to block the country...

The Must-Pass Highway Bill Dominates Jammed July

July 6, 2015 With a month-long recess looming in August, Congress is going to try to pack as much as possible into July. In the next three weeks, members will have to contend with several pieces of must-pass legislation, meet a July 31 deadline to fill the nation's Highway Trust Fund, and lay...

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