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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.ûû

He no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Humberto Sanchez:

3 Republicans Defy Ted Cruz, Back Loretta Lynch (Updated)

Feb. 26, 2015

Updated 1:36 p.m. | It’s starting to look like yet another loss under the Dome for Ted Cruz.

McConnell's Move to Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up in 2016

Feb. 26, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election.

Reid Allies See Immigration Fight Helping Re-Election (Updated)

Feb. 13, 2015

Updated Feb. 17, 2:35 p.m. | The Senate showdown over immigration could help Minority Leader Harry Reid energize Latino voters in what is expected to be a tough re-election fight — giving him little incentive to cut a deal.

Kathie Alvarez Hears Her Name on Senate Floor, for Once

Feb. 12, 2015

A familiar voice is leaving the Senate.

GOP Senator Wants to Wave the White Flag on DHS Funding

Feb. 11, 2015

Facing a potentially tough re-election battle, Illinois Republican Mark S. Kirk has had enough of the standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security and wants the Senate to pass a clean bill.

Reid on Bob Packwood Return: 'No Need to Pile On'

Feb. 10, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he did not want to denigrate former Sen. Bob Packwood when asked about his return to Capitol Hill Tuesday. The Oregon Republican, who resigned amid a sexual harrasment scandal in 1995, returned Tuesday to testify before the Senate Finance Committee.

“I don’t know who invited him, but you know I don’t make that decision," Reid said. "I — maybe I would have made a different decision, but there’s no need to pile on. He’s already been punished.”

Packwood Returns to Talk Taxes, Not Scandal (Updated)

Feb. 10, 2015

Updated 3:17 p.m. | The Finance Committee was in a mood to reminisce Tuesday morning about the good old days, when Sen. Bob Packwood played a key role in negotiating a bipartisan overhaul of the tax code.

Republicans Want to Send Message to SCOTUS on Obamacare

Feb. 9, 2015

Senate Republicans want to send a message to the Supreme Court that it’s OK to undermine Obamacare.

ISIS AUMF Debate a 2016 Foreign Policy Test

Feb. 6, 2015

Congress is gearing up — belatedly — for a full-throated war debate that will serve as a proving ground for potential presidential candidates heading into 2016.

Senator: Government Should Stay Out of the Bathroom

Feb. 4, 2015

Freshman Sen. Thom Tillis on Monday wrapped up a discussion on regulatory reform by explaining why the government should not require coffee shop employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, using a conversation he had with an opponent at Starbucks a few years ago to illustrate his point.

“I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says, ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after they use the restroom,’” Tillis said. “The market will take care of that.”

Graham Dings Cruz Effort to Block Loretta Lynch

Feb. 3, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham is knocking Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to block Loretta Lynch from becoming attorney general over immigration.

Democrats Unified, in Campaign Mode on Immigration Orders

Feb. 3, 2015

The gavel had barely dropped on Senate Republicans’ failed first attempt to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration when the Democratic campaign arm started blasting GOP senators for their votes.

Alaska, Hawaii Delegations Look to Build On Relations

Feb. 3, 2015

The relatively new members of the Alaska and Hawaii Senate delegations are working to build up their relationships as they seek to continue a decades-long alliance forged by the late Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Ted Stevens.

Susan Collins Savors Tuber Win (Updated)

Feb. 3, 2015

Updated: 6:30 p.m. | Chalk up another victory for the fresh, white potato.

Thom Tillis: Keep Government Out of the Bathroom

Feb. 3, 2015

Freshman Sen. Thom Tillis likes to tell a story about why he doesn’t believe government should require coffee shop employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom.

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.

Tim Scott Lauds Possible Lindsey Graham 2016 Campaign

Jan. 29, 2015

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

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.

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