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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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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 ...

Lawmakers Fear Nigerian Forces Are Unwilling to Pursue Boko Haram

May 16, 2014 In a testy exchange during a Senate hearing Thursday, a Defense Department official repeatedly told Sen. Robert Menendez that the U.S. government couldn't say whether Nigerian forces are prepared to rescue more than 300 girls who were kidnapped in the country last month. The Democrat was not pleased with her ...

Even If We Find Them, It's Unclear Whether Military Forces Can 'Bring Back Our Girls'

May 15, 2014 In a testy exchange during a Senate hearing Thursday, a Defense Department official repeatedly told Sen. Robert Menendez that the U.S. government couldn't say whether Nigerian forces are prepared to rescue more than 300 girls who were kidnapped in the country last month. The Democrat was not pleased with her ...

Here Are the Republicans Serving on the Benghazi Select Committee

May 12, 2014 While House Democrats are still mulling over whether or not to boycott the newly formed House select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, Republicans have chosen their members who will serve on the panel. Reps. Susan Brooks of Indiana; Jim Jordan of Ohio; Mike Pompeo of Kansas; Martha Roby of ...