Marianna Sotomayor

Washington, D.C.

Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives

Education: George Washington University, BA in political communications; George Washington University, MA in strategic communications

Marianna Sotomayor reports on Democratic and Republican leadership in the House of Representatives for The Washington Post. She also covers the ideological, cultural and personality-based tensions that animate the policy and political debates unfolding on Capitol Hill. Before joining The Post in 2021, Sotomayor spent five years at NBC News, where she covered Congress and Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
Latest from Marianna Sotomayor

How Kevin McCarthy’s political machine worked to sway the GOP field

Allies spent millions in a sometimes secretive effort to weed out candidates who could cause the House leader trouble or jeopardize GOP victories in November.

September 27, 2022

House GOP tries to embark on a united front as expected rifts loom

Recent polls suggest GOP gains in the House could be smaller than previously expected — a worry for lawmakers who believe a new class of Trump allies could embolden the ultraconservative and rebellious House Freedom Caucus.

September 23, 2022

After months of debate, House Democrats strike deal to fund police

After tense negotiations, House Democrats reached an agreement to fund police and hold them to account, undercutting a GOP attack ahead of the midterms.

September 21, 2022

The House’s long-awaited electoral reform bill is ready. Can it pass?

The legislation would clearly reaffirm the vice president has no role in validating a presidential election beyond acting as a figurehead that oversees the counting process.

September 19, 2022

Republicans in muddle on abortion as ban proposed by Graham exposes rifts

GOP lawmakers and candidates trying to recalibrate on abortion are sending mixed messages eight weeks before the midterms.

September 14, 2022

Prominent Republicans push GOP senators to support same-sex marriage bill

Also in today's edition: The House is back, but police funding is not expected to be on the agenda … Trail Mix: Marianna Sotomayor talks to Hispanic voters deciding whether to vote for Republicans or Democrats and finds many are choosing neither … Amy Gardner and Patrick Marley report that Trump backers are flooding election offices with requests as the 2022 vote nears, creating chaos in some areas

September 12, 2022

GOP backs away from some hard-line abortion measures it once championed

It's the latest indication that many Americans are balking at extreme restrictions being imposed.

September 9, 2022

Ron Johnson flips on gay marriage bill after saying he saw ‘no reason to oppose it’

Johnson told conservative voters last week that he issued his July statement only to get the media “off my back.”

September 8, 2022

Senate negotiators push toward same-sex marriage vote this month

A group of five senators, led by Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), is scrambling to get 10 Republicans to support the measure.

September 7, 2022

Maxwell Frost is figuring out how to be Gen Z’s likely first congressman

Maxwell Frost is an Uber driver and a Generation Z candidate for Congress from Florida.

September 3, 2022