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Humberto Sanchez

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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:

Wicker, Heller Both in for NRSC Chairman

Nov. 5, 2014

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., is joining Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in the race to chair the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the 2016 cycle.

Senate Republicans Jubilant at Election Party

Nov. 5, 2014

Anticipation was in the air at a Republican election-watch party hosted by Magnum Entertainment in Union Station Tuesday night.

Lott: Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Portman Won't Win 2016 GOP Nomination

Nov. 5, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., doesn’t believe that any of his Senate colleagues stand much of a chance in the 2016 GOP presidential primary and he said he gives the edge to the nation’s Republican governors.

Manchin Promises to Stay a Democrat; Angus King Doesn't Answer

Nov. 5, 2014

Moderate Senate Democrat Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has no plans to switch parties following last night’s sweep to the majority for Senate Republicans — and we’re still waiting to hear from Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, on his plans.

Democrat Wants Elizabeth Warren to Dethrone Harry Reid as Leader (Updated)

Oct. 31, 2014

Updated 1:56 p.m. | Democratic South Dakota Senate candidate Rick Weiland ramped up his effort to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Friday kicking off a campaign to recruit Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., or anyone else to challenge Reid.

McCain, Graham and Rubio: No Executive Immigration Relief

Oct. 30, 2014

Three Republican architects of the Senate’s immigration bill are warning President Barack Obama not to give relief without Congress to immigrants here illegally, warning that would “open the floodgates” to more illegal immigration.

The Attack Ads Harry Reid Didn't Want You to See

Oct. 30, 2014

Harry Reid’s strategy of blocking amendments all year was intended with one clear objective in mind — protecting his majority.

Reid Sends Late Gift to Begich

Oct. 29, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is giving endangered Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, a legislative gift ahead of next week’s election.

Democrats Run From Harry Reid

Oct. 28, 2014

Harry Reid’s caucus is running from him on the campaign trail, but that doesn’t mean a revolt is in the works — yet.

Without an Opponent, Jeff Sessions Still Spends

Oct. 27, 2014

How does a senator running unopposed for re-election in a red state during a good year for Republicans manage to spend nearly $1 million?

10 Questions for Eric Holder's Replacement as Attorney General

Oct. 21, 2014

Eric H. Holder Jr.’s replacement as attorney general will face a grilling from the Senate Judiciary Committee after the elections, with the position key to enabling President Barack Obama’s pen-and-phone executive agenda and with numerous hot-button issues under the purview of the Justice Department.

Mikulski Sets Senate Ebola Hearing Two Days After Elections (Updated)

Oct. 20, 2014

Updated 2:15 p.m. | As the threat of the Ebola virus in the United States appears to be easing, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski announced she would hold a hearing on the issue two days after voters are scheduled to go to the polls.

Vitter: Fire CDC's Frieden, Impose Ebola Quarantine

Oct. 16, 2014

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is calling for firing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden over the response to the Ebola virus and for imposing travel restrictions in Africa.

Democrats Press Homeland Security on Massive Immigrant Detention Center

Oct. 16, 2014

Updated 5:04 p.m. | A group of 10 Democratic Senators, including the party’s leaders, raised concerns with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson over plans for a massive new detention facility for immigrants here illegally.

Durbin Hopes Tide Turning Against Corporate Inversions

Oct. 16, 2014

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., is hoping the tide is turning against corporate inversions — a practice aimed at minimizing U.S. taxes by merging with overseas firms.

Bob Casey Campaigning for FIFA to Kick Qatar to the Curb

Oct. 16, 2014

As part of his effort to shed light on allegations of corruption in FIFA, the soccer world’s governing body, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., appeared on the Men in Blazers podcast Wednesday to talk about an unreleased report on the bidding process surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

IRS Warns Senate Tax Refunds Could Be Delayed

Oct. 7, 2014

There’s another reason to be displeased with congressional gridlock.

Why Vote Counting in Alaska Takes a Long Time

Oct. 2, 2014

An Alaska Senate race has the potential to once again remain undecided well after the election, and this time the wait could keep control of the Senate up in the air until at least mid-November.

Toomey Blasts College for Inviting Mumia Abu-Jamal to Speak

Oct. 2, 2014

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey blasted a Vermont college for choosing Mumia Abu-Jamal to give the commencement address and urged the invitation be rescinded.

Inhofe Holds Up Ebola Funding, Seeks Details on Protecting Soldiers (Updated)

Sept. 26, 2014

Updated 3:55 p.m.| Senate Armed Services ranking member James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., is holding up most of a $1 billion request from the White House to combat the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa until the administration proposes a plan to keep soldiers from contracting the illness.

Lawmakers Weigh In on Holder Resignation (Updated) (Video)

Sept. 25, 2014

Update 5:05 p.m. | Even before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s resignation was officially announced, House and Senate lawmakers were sending out statements reacting to the news.

Before Approving ISIS War, Menendez Wants Intelligence Briefing (Video)

Sept. 22, 2014

The senator leading a push to authorize the war against ISIS after the elections wants an intelligence briefing first, so lawmakers know the full extent of the covert operations already under way.

Tom Coburn Won't Be Going Away Quietly

Sept. 17, 2014

Sen. Tom Coburn is retiring at the end of this Congress, but the Oklahoma Republican has put the word out that he isn’t likely to let the Senate have its end-of-session legislative feeding frenzy.

Congress Ducks War Authorization Vote

Sept. 16, 2014

Congress appears set to sprint for the exits after voting to fund President Barack Obama’s new war on ISIS — although not by name — after rejecting a smattering of calls from lawmakers to go on record explicitly debating and authorizing it.

Wyden Cites Oregon Wine in Effort to Spark Extenders Action

Sept. 15, 2014

Oregon wine grapes could go unpressed and it’s Congress’ fault, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden on Monday.

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