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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:

Citing Isla Vista, Boxer to Introduce Gun Violence Prevention Measure

May 30, 2014

Citing the tragic shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said she plans to introduce legislation that would provide families and persons close to potentially dangerous people with new options to prevent gun violence.

House, Senate Leaders Praise Shinseki, but Support Change at Top

May 30, 2014

House and Senate leaders on Friday extolled outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki as an honorable public servant, but praised his resignation amid reports of excessive wait times at VA health care facilities.

Jose Parra Leaves Reidland for ProsperoLatino | Downtown Moves

May 27, 2014

Jose Parra has left the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and struck out on his own to head up ProsperoLatino, a Latino-focused public relations firm.

Drone Memo Author David J. Barron Confirmed by Senate (Video)

May 22, 2014

The Senate narrowly confirmed David J. Barron, the author of a controversial memo justifying drone attacks on American citizens, to a circuit court judgeship Thursday.

McConnell Wants to Keep Filibuster if GOP Gets Majority

May 22, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., doesn’t favor getting rid of the filibuster — even if the GOP takes the majority next year. But he stressed that Democrats have set a precedent for changing the Senate rules on a simple majority vote.

McConnell Returns to Capitol, Makes 2014 GOP Unity Pitch

May 21, 2014

A routine media stakeout in the Ohio Clock Corridor on the second floor of the Capitol took on a decidedly campaign feel as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell returned to D.C. after a primary victory back home.

The Kentucky Republican said Wednesday that after the last few elections, Republicans are growing unified as they head into November following a series of primary victories for the establishment Tuesday night.

McConnell Returns to Capitol, Makes 2014 GOP Unity Pitch (Video)

May 21, 2014

A routine media stakeout in the Ohio Clock Corridor on the second floor of the Capitol took on a decidedly campaign feel as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell returned to D.C. after a primary victory back home.

Unemployment Extension: Jack Reed Hasn't Given Up

May 21, 2014

Updated 6:17 a.m. | Prospects for an unemployment extension remain bleak, but Sen. Jack Reed isn’t ready to give up.

Democrats Eye 'Nuclear Option' Redux

May 20, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised the specter of another “nuclear” rules confrontation with the GOP if Republicans don’t stop their delaying tactics on nominations.

Lewis Opposition to Boggs Judicial Nomination Could Be Final Blow

May 19, 2014

A House member coming out against a judicial nomination wouldn’t normally be a fatal blow, but Rep. John Lewis isn’t just any House member and Michael P. Boggs isn’t just any nominee.

John Lewis Opposes Boggs Nomination (Updated)

May 19, 2014

Updated 2:38 p.m. | Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said Monday he opposes the confirmation of Michael P. Boggs to become a federal judge, jeopardizing the nomination in the Senate.

Senate Tax Cut Vote: Republicans Filibuster $85B Bill

May 15, 2014

Senate Republicans filibustered an $85 billion tax cut package after Democrats refused to allow votes on their amendments.

Reid Sets Barron Vote After Meeting With White House Lawyers, Paul Plans Filibuster (Updated)

May 15, 2014

Updated 5:50 p.m. | The Senate’s set to vote next week on a federal appeals court nominee who played a key role in the Obama administrations’s drone policy.

Unemployment Extension May Be 'Back to the Drawing Board,' Senator Says

May 14, 2014

An unemployment extension may be headed “back to the drawing board” with the Senate unlikely to attach it to a package of tax breaks and no sign of movement in the House.

Medical Device Tax Repeal Vote Sought by GOP

May 13, 2014

Republicans are eager to attach a repeal of a medical device surtax to the tax cut extension package on the Senate floor, but the chamber's top Democrat seems to have no appetite for it.

Sen. John Barrasso discussed the tax both at a Republican leadership media availability and again shortly thereafter with a smaller group of reporters.

"The Democrats will have an opportunity this week on the floor of the Senate to deal with jobs, the economy and the devastating side effects of the health care law," the Wyoming Republican said. "I think it's time to actually take a look at the medical device tax and truly putting forth, in a vote, an opportunity to eliminate the medical device tax."

While Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would not speculate on how his members might vote, the prospects for the underlying tax cut bill passing the Senate without amendments seemed dubious.

"The bill does enjoy support. It is always our hope to have amendments," the Kentucky Republican said, adding that he would not prognosticate about what might happen if Reid blocks amendments.

Reid: 'I'm Not Going To Cry Any Big Tears' Over Medical Device Tax

May 13, 2014

Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday rebuked Republicans eager to attach a repeal of a medical device surtax to the tax cut extension package on the Senate floor.

"I'm not going to cry any big tears over the device folks," Reid told reporters at Democrats weekly news conference. "Their profits were huge last year."

Judicial Nominee Michael P. Boggs Disavows Votes on Confederate Flag, Abortion

May 13, 2014

A controversial Georgia judicial nominee disavowed his state legislature votes on the Confederate flag and naming abortion doctors at a Senate Judiciary hearing Tuesday, but his confirmation remains in doubt as he faces fire from an array of liberal groups.

Medical Device Tax Repeal Vote Sought by GOP (Video)

May 13, 2014

Republicans are eager to attach a repeal of a medical device surtax to the tax cut extension package on the Senate floor, but the chamber’s top Democrat seems to have no appetite for it.

For Tax Cut Bill, Senators Face Vote on Boosting Deficit

May 12, 2014

Senators will likely face a separate vote on boosting the deficit in order to pass an $85 billion tax cut extenders bill, according to key Senate Republicans.

Tax Bill Highlights Split Between Grover Norquist, Club for Growth

May 12, 2014

The tax-cut-extension bill set for the Senate floor this week highlights a longstanding fissure between Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the Club for Growth.

Will Obama Threaten to Veto Senate’s Tax-Cut Bill?

May 9, 2014

Defying the White House and a yearslong push for more revenue, Senate Democrats are on the verge of passing an $85 billion grab bag of tax cuts with no plans to pay for them.

Heller May Try to Attach Unemployment Extension to Tax Cut Bill

May 8, 2014

Sen. Dean Heller may try to attach a long-stalled unemployment extension to an $85 billion package of corporate tax breaks Senate Democrats plan to bring to the floor next week.

Keystone Talks Fail; Reid Blocks GOP Energy Amendments

May 7, 2014

Updated 3:58 p.m. | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved to block Republican energy amendments Wednesday, likely dooming an energy efficiency bill and a separate vote approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

Deal on Keystone Vote, Energy Efficiency Elusive in Senate

May 6, 2014

Talks between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appear to be at a standstill over an energy efficiency bill and holding a vote authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline.

Democrats have said they are willing to give Republicans a vote on a bipartisan proposal to bypass the president and authorize the controversial pipeline in exchange for passing the energy efficiency bill.

But in addition to a vote on Keystone, Republicans are asking for a vote on five energy-related amendments to the Shaheen-Portman bill, which Democrats have balked at.

Deal on Keystone Vote, Energy Efficiency Elusive in Senate (Video)

May 6, 2014

A frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., channeled Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger as he described negotiations with Republicans on a path to passing an energy efficiency bill and holding a vote authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline.

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