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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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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 ...

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 ...