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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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senator: Liberia Is Safe for Travel

Dec. 22, 2014

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., used his 4-day trip to Ebola-stricken Liberia to emphasize it is a safe place to travel — and additional investment may be needed to keep it that way.

Rubio Threatens To Unravel Obama Cuba Deal

Dec. 17, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., excoriated President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba and threatened to hold up efforts to confirm an ambassador and fund an embassy.

Democrats Close Out Majority With Wins on Nominations

Dec. 17, 2014

“This will be the last vote of this Congress,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Heller Pledges Yucca Mountain Will Stay Dead Despite Leaving Energy Committee

Dec. 16, 2014

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., pledged that a proposal to build a nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain would remain dead, even though he is stepping away from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to join the Finance Committee.

Durbin and Schumer Split Up

Dec. 16, 2014

The Senate’s longstanding D.C. roommates have gone their separate ways.

Cruz Doesn't Believe Governors Have Edge Over Senators in Presidential Races

Dec. 15, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesn’t believe governors have an advantage over senators when it comes to winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Kirk Backs Murthy, Defies NRA

Dec. 15, 2014

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., defied the National Rifle Association to confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general.

New Governing Coalition Emerges

Dec. 15, 2014

In the wake of the “cromnibus,” a new governing coalition may have emerged in Washington.

Democratic Senator Opposes Murthy Nomination

Dec. 15, 2014

Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., said Monday he would vote against the confirmation of Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general, citing concerns over political positions the nominee has taken.

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