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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.
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.
Oversight

McConnell’s Surprise Move on War Authority

Neither Republicans nor Democrats knew the majority leader planned to set up a debate on authorizing the use of force against ISIS.

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Senate to Vote on Limiting Syrian Refugees

The chamber is set to tackle a hot-button bill that already passed the House.

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Election Years and Smooth Spending Bills Don’t Mix

Hill leaders are hoping to pass all 12 appropriations measures separately this year. It's unlikely to happen.

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Spending Bill Remains Up in the Air as New Shutdown Deadline Approaches

The government is only funded through Wednesday, and the tax extenders deal is unfinished.

Pay & Benefits

Spending Bill Remains Up in the Air

Lawmakers will try to reach a deal by Wednesday, when the stopgap funding bill runs out.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Look to a Short-Term CR to Avoid a Shutdown While They Finish Omnibus Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill and the tax-extender package are moving slowly, and Congress may need to stay in town at least through the weekend to finish its work.

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Senate Approves Budget Deal That Spares Federal Pay and Benefits

The two-year agreement passed early Friday morning despite objections of Cruz, Paul.

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The Debt-Limit First Move No One Wants to Make

House and Senate GOP leaders know they need to pass a clean debt-ceiling measure, but neither wants to go first.

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Senate Majority Leader Braces for a Storm of Conservative Protests Over Debt Ceiling, Budget

McConnell will have to compromise with Democrats and the White House to meet approaching deadlines.

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Senate Prepares to Pass Defense Bill That Obama Will Veto

Measure uses Over­seas Con­tin­gency Op­er­a­tions funds to of­fer ad­di­tion­al money to the De­fense De­part­ment over the sequestration caps.

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A Shutdown Has Been Avoided ... For Now

Lawmakers pass a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies open through Dec. 11.

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Congress Moves Halfway to Averting a Shutdown

The Senate easily approved a short-term spending bill, and the House is set to follow suit.

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Republican Leaders Preparing to Make Deal on Raising Spending Caps

It’s unclear how far they will be willing to go.

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Congress Plans Votes on Short-Term Spending Measure to Keep Government Open

Both chambers look set to pass clean funding bills this week, as Republicans maneuver to run for leadership.

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Dems Protect Planned Parenthood Funding, Block Budget Extension

Republican leadership is now more likely to introduce a budget bill that would leave Planned Parenthood’s funding in place.

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Senate Leader Offers Bill to Keep Agencies Open and Defund Planned Parenthood

The measure to fund agencies through Dec. 11 is not expected to pass the Senate.

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McConnell: GOP Will Barter Over Automatic Spending Cuts

The Senate majority leader suggested the two parties would negotiate over lifting budget caps, rather than passing a long-term continuing resolution.

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

The former “Daily Show” host is continuing a crusade to renew expiring legislation that provides health care to September 11 first-responders.

Oversight

Forget the Pope. Donald Trump Is Coming to the Hill

The 2016 GOP frontrunner will be right outside the Capitol, but it’s not clear he has much support inside the building.