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Humberto Sanchez


Humberto Sanchez covers the Senate for Roll Call. Prior to joining, he covered the budget and appropriations process for Congress Daily and now NJ Daily for three years.

Humberto previously worked at the Bond Buyer covering state and local budget and finance issues. He also covered the Securities and Exchange Commission for Dow Jones Newswires. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from James Madison University and is also an alumnus of States News Service.

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Stories by Humberto Sanchez:

Tim Scott Lauds Possible Lindsey Graham 2016 Campaign

Jan. 29, 2015

The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress

Cornyn: Loretta Lynch Likely to Be Confirmed

Jan. 29, 2015

The No. 2 Senate Republican said Thursday Loretta Lynch will “likely” be confirmed as attorney general, although he hasn’t yet made up his mind about how he will vote.

Capito Fills Out Team

Jan. 29, 2015

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has unveiled a raft of senior staff appointments, including Bipartisan Policy Center veteran Ashley Berrang as communications director.

Lynch Hearing Gives Senators Chance to Vent

Jan. 28, 2015

The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy.

Menendez Changes His Tune

Jan. 28, 2015

Robert Menendez has gone from administration goat to hero in a week.

Chuck Grassley Talks Twitter Secrets

Jan. 27, 2015

Never one for false modesty, Sen. Charles E. Grassley thinks he’s pretty good at using Twitter.

Grassley to Ramp Up Oversight at Judiciary

Jan. 26, 2015

When Loretta Lynch paid Sen. Charles E. Grassley a visit last month, the new Judiciary Committee chairman handed her a book — of all the unanswered letters he’s sent to the administration.

Wendell Ford, Longtime Kentucky Senator, Dies at 90

Jan. 22, 2015

Kentucky political legend and purveyor of Southern wit Wendell H. Ford has died.

Harry Reid Back at Capitol, Will Miss State of the Union (Updated)

Jan. 20, 2015

Updated 3:04 p.m. | Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid returned to the Capitol Tuesday to lead the Democratic Caucus lunch, but he won’t be making it to the State of the Union address.

Obama, GOP Clash Ahead of SOTU

Jan. 19, 2015

A revitalized President Barack Obama and newly empowered Republican leaders are heading into Tuesday’s State of the Union address on a collision course.

Ernst Gives GOP #SOTU Rebuttal a Folksy Feel

Jan. 15, 2015

Republicans are going folksy with their choice to respond to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

At Retreat, GOP Struggles to Find DHS Funding Exit Strategy

Jan. 15, 2015

Republicans still don’t have an exit strategy that will allow them to fund the Department of Homeland Security while canceling President Barack Obama’s temporary administrative amnesty for millions of immigrants.

Harry Reid Absent, but Still in Charge

Jan. 14, 2015

As Senate Democrats headed to Baltimore for their retreat, Minority Leader Harry Reid wasn’t with them — but he will be listening in.

Menendez Staffer Bids Farewell to Hill Life

Jan. 13, 2015

Danny O’Brien never had a career path plotted out — certainly not one that included serving as Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff director for the past two years, in the Clinton White House or in senior Senate posts for now-Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

Ted Cruz: Preserve Filibuster, Even For Obamacare Repeal

Jan. 12, 2015

There’s a limit to what Sen. Ted Cruz would do to repeal Obamacare.

Cornyn: 'We Learned the Hard Way'

Jan. 12, 2015

At the start of the last Congress, John Cornyn wrote an editorial titled “Partial Government Shutdown May Be Needed to Restore Fiscal Sanity.” He’s singing a different tune today.

Reid Pushes On Despite Injuries, Reiterates 2016 Run

Jan. 9, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said an accident he suffered last week that left him with a concussion and broken bones would not affect his ability to lead his caucus and he reiterated his intention to run for re-election.

Senate Colleagues Pay Tribute to Boxer

Jan. 8, 2015

Barbara Boxer’s Senate colleagues offered a raft of heartfelt accolades Thursday, after the California Democrat’s announcement she would not seek re-election.

Joe Manchin Is Open for Legislative Business

Jan. 8, 2015

Sen. Joe Manchin III is ready to make a deal.

Cornyn: Obamacare Repeal Vote Should Wait

Jan. 8, 2015

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said he hopes his GOP colleagues hold off on a vote to fully repeal Obamacare until after Republicans have shown they can govern.

A Battered Reid Stays on Message (Video)

Jan. 6, 2015

After missing the opening of the Senate, a battered Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in an online video message that Democrats would continue to fight for the middle class.

White House Promises to Veto GOP's Keystone Legislation

Jan. 6, 2015

The new GOP-led Congress is moving quickly to put a bill expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline on President Barack Obama’s desk, despite a new veto threat from the White House.

Keystone Debate to Test Waters of New Senate

Jan. 6, 2015

Sen. Mitch McConnell has waited years for the moment he’ll take the reins of a dysfunctional chamber and try and show Republicans can govern.

Democrats Call on GOP to Keep CBO's Elmendorf

Jan. 2, 2015

Sen. Charles E. Schumer and five other Senate Democrats raised concerns in a letter Friday that Republican leaders will replace the current Congressional Budget Office director as part of an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

A Look Back at 2014 in the WGDB

Dec. 29, 2014

As we close the books on the 113th Congress, and the first full calendar year for this blog, it’s our turn to again thank you, the readers, for joining us throughout the year as we’ve followed the ebbs and flows of the Senate.

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