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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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Senators Reach Deal on Bill to Make it Easier to Fire VA Execs

June 5, 2014 After a week of negotiations with Republican members, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday a bipartisan bill to fix the many issues plaguing the Veterans Affairs Department. "I think all of us have been appalled by what we read about what happened in Phoenix and in other locations," the independent from ...

Darrell Issa Says Kerry Won't Have to Testify on Benghazi

May 30, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry will not have to testify before the House Oversight Committee next month, after committee Chairman Darrell Issa released him from a subpoena Friday. Issa accused Kerry of trying "to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against" the House Select Committee on Benghazi, ...

Before Resigning, Shinseki Announces Several Reforms at VA

May 30, 2014 This story has been updated to reflect Eric Shinseki's resignation. Outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized Friday morning for the department's failures and announced he will remove all senior leadership at the Phoenix health care facility that has been at the center of a wait-list scandal that has engulfed ...

Eric Shinseki Is Out at the VA, Says Obama

May 30, 2014 President Obama announced Friday morning that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will step down in the wake of a wait-list scandal that his engulfed his department and lead more than 100 members of Congress to seek his resignation. "Ric's commitment to our veterans is unquestioned. … I am grateful for ...

Senior Execs at the Veterans Health Administration Won't Get a Bonus This Year

May 30, 2014 This story has been updated to reflect Eric Shinseki's resignation. Outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized Friday morning for the department's failures and announced he will remove all senior leadership at the Phoenix health care facility that has been at the center of a wait-list scandal that has engulfed ...

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 ...