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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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Republicans Have Created Their Benghazi Select Committee. Now What?

May 9, 2014 It's official: The House has its Benghazi select committee, approved along party lines 232-186. The entire Republican conference voted Thursday evening to create the committee, with just seven Democrats joining them. Democrats voting in favor of the creation were Georgia's John Barrow, North Carolina's Mike McIntyre, Florida's Patrick Murphy, Minnesota's ...

House Votes to Hold Former IRS Official Lois Lerner in Contempt

May 8, 2014 The House voted to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt on a 231-187 vote Wednesday, as Republicans work to uncover the depth of Lerner's involvement in the agency's targeting of conservative groups from 2010 to May 2013. Six Democrats broke with their party to support the ...

Congress Is Quietly Moving Through Spending Bills

May 2, 2014 What's that? Could it be the pitter-patter of fresh appropriations bills making their way out of the House? Congress is tasked with writing and approving 12 appropriations bills by Oct. 1 in order to keep the government funded for another year, and this week the House passed two of them ...

A Government Fight Over Cow Food Could Make Beer More Expensive

April 22, 2014 The federal government could start to treat some breweries like livestock feed manufacturers—and raise the price of your beer, milk, and other products—in the near future, thanks to a proposed regulation from the Food and Drug Administration. Beer and food for cows would seem to have little in common, but ...

Why a Sebelius Senate Run Could Help Republicans

April 16, 2014 With jobs and the economy a given, Republicans are working to turn the 2014 elections into an argument over the Affordable Care Act. And that message could be helped by a high-profile Senate race in Kansas against the very woman who oversaw the law's disastrous rollout. Some Democrats are asking ...

John McCain: Classified Senate Report on Torture 'Chilling'

April 1, 2014 The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on interrogation techniques employed by the CIA in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks includes a number of "chilling" stories of the use of torture by American officials that have not yet been released to the public, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday. The existence ...

House GOP Wants to Make It Nearly Impossible for Obama to Create New National Monuments

March 26, 2014 The House will vote Wednesday night to assert its authority over the executive branch, likely passing a bill that would revamp a 108-year-old law that would make it harder for President Obama to declare national monuments on federal lands. The situation reminds us of an early episode of West Wing ...

The Senate Has a Deal on Unemployment Insurance

March 13, 2014 Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on extending unemployment-insurance benefits to the 2 million jobless Americans who have not received their checks since the program expired in December. The deal will be announced Thursday evening, just before senators recess for 10 days. The agreement will extend for five months the ...

Senate Democrats Will Not Do a Budget This Year

February 28, 2014 Just a day after Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, promised that House Republicans will produce a budget this year, Senate budget writer Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced that her committee won't be joining them. "Fiscal year 2015 is settled, the Appropriations Committees are already working with their bipartisan spending levels, and now ...

Senate Raises Debt Ceiling

February 12, 2014 It took an act of God to get Congress to move quickly on the debt ceiling, but move quickly it did. The Senate passed legislation to suspend the debt ceiling Wednesday, 55-43, more than two weeks before the nation was set to default, and with little uproar, forecasting an end ...