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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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Grassley Injects Boston Bombing Suspects Into Immigration Debate

April 19, 2013

Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Friday linked the Senate’s debate over immigration reform to the revelation that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing may be Chechen immigrants to the U.S.

Immigration 'Gang of 8' Pats Itself on the Back

April 18, 2013

In a jovial, almost giddy news conference Thursday, the bipartisan group of eight senators behind a comprehensive immigration bill formally introduced their proposal and expressed great confidence that they would succeed in steering it to the president’s desk.

Gun Bill's Future Uncertain in Senate

April 17, 2013

Senate Democrats are still unclear on exactly how to proceed, procedurally, with gun legislation, with many key measures that would have been the heart of the bill failing Wednesday, sources said.

Schumer, McCain Issue Summary of Immigration Bill

April 16, 2013

The bipartisan group of senators working on an immigration overhaul proposal has released a 17-page summary of its bill, which includes a provision that will exempt the children of unauthorized immigrants from a $500 penalty charged to those seeking to have their status legalized.

Boston Bombing Likely to Postpone Unveiling of Immigration Bill

April 15, 2013

Bipartisan immigration overhaul legislation may not be released until at least Wednesday out of respect for the tragic events that took place during the Boston Marathon on Monday.

King, House GOP Conservatives Seek to Slow Momentum on Immigration Bills

April 11, 2013

House GOP conservatives don’t believe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost last year’s election because he failed to win over enough minority voters, as they look to tamp down growing GOP support for passing a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

Blown Immigration Deadlines by 'Gang of Eight' Testing Senate Nerves

April 10, 2013

The bipartisan Senate group working on immigration legislation blew yet another deadline Wednesday when Republican members did not deliver an anticipated briefing to their colleagues during a GOP Steering Committee lunch meeting. Members of the group insisted afterward that they are on track to deliver a bill this week or next.

Immigration Bill: Senate Group 'Close'

April 9, 2013

Members of the bipartisan Senate group working on a sweeping immigration bill said they were rushing to introduce a bill as early as possible, with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., suggesting that the measure could be wrapped up by the end of this week.

Flake Says Senate GOP to Be Briefed Wednesday on Bipartisan Immigration Talks

April 9, 2013

Republican members of the bipartisan group drafting Senate immigration legislation are expected to brief Senate Republicans Wednesday on the details.

White House, Reid Criticize GOP Filibuster Threat on Guns

April 8, 2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday slammed Senate Republicans for threatening to block debate on legislation designed to address gun violence.

'Gang of 8' Immigration Bill Set to Drop

April 5, 2013

The bipartisan “gang of eight” senators insists it will be ready to unveil its much anticipated immigration bill in the coming week, despite skepticism from advocacy groups and critics.

GOP Members of Immigration 'Gang of 8' Pressured by Fellow Republicans

April 5, 2013

Four Senate Republicans, including Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, want the details of the immigration overhaul package being drafted behind closed doors by a bipartisan group of eight senators that hopes to unveil its bill next week.

ICE Union Skewers Bill From Immigration 'Gang'

April 3, 2013

The union for immigration agents slammed the immigration bill being drafted by the Senate’s “gang of eight” because it does not focus on enforcing immigration laws in the nation’s interior.

Leahy Seeks Meeting With Immigration 'Gang of 8'

April 2, 2013

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy said Tuesday that he wants to meet with the bipartisan group of senators drafting an immigration overhaul as he looks to clear a path for passage of the legislation.

For Immigration, Timing Could Be Tricky

April 1, 2013

How long does “full and careful consideration” of an immigration bill take?

Deal or No Deal, Rubio Wants More Immigration Hearings

March 30, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday urged Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy to hold new hearings and provide for lengthy debate on immigration legislation that the Florida Republican is drafting with a bipartisan group of eight senators.

Breakthrough Reached Between Business, Labor on Guest-Worker Program

March 30, 2013

Labor and business groups have agreed on the details of a new guest-worker program, likely removing a major hurdle to an immigration deal in the Senate, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.

Labor, Chamber Close In on Guest Worker Deal

March 29, 2013

Business and labor negotiators working on a comprehensive immigration overhaul package are almost ready to announce an agreement on a guest worker program, a significant hurdle that could clear the way for a much-anticipated bipartisan bill to be revealed the week of April 8.

Graham Getting Heat Over Immigration Efforts

March 28, 2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming under fire for his work on a bipartisan immigration bill, with conservative activists sounding an alarm that the South Carolina Republican is advocating “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.

'Strong Basis' for Gay Marriage Equality, Obama Says

March 27, 2013

President Barack Obama said same-sex couples have a strong case for marriage equality after hearings in the Supreme Court this week.

Obama Trusts Immigration Gang to Produce Bill

March 27, 2013

President Barack Obama told Spanish-language news that he has confidence in the ability of the bipartisan “gang of eight” to produce a bill by early April and that he’s counting on it being “before the Senate” next month.

Sessions Hits Back at Leahy on Immigration

March 27, 2013

Sen. Jeff Sessions said he remains concerned that Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy will not allow enough debate time on legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.

'Nobody Is Going to Be Totally Happy' With Immigration Bill, McCain Says

March 27, 2013

The bipartisan group of eight senators drafting immigration overhaul legislation is still haggling over the details of its bill but hopes to make its self-imposed deadline of early April, members said Wednesday.

Leahy Warns Sessions to Play Nice on Immigration

March 26, 2013

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., cautioned Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., against undermining the panel’s process as it seeks to take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

Immigration Union Wants to Meet With 'Gang of 8'

March 26, 2013

The president of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has asked to meet with eight senators working on immigration legislation before they unveil their proposal in two weeks.

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