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

Trump’s dinner with antisemites provides test of GOP response to extremism

Republicans are showing increasing willingness in criticizing Trump over his meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has issued anti-Jewish diatribes.

November 30, 2022

House Democrats head into unfamiliar territory: New leaders, in a minority

House Democrats are preparing to elect a new generation of leaders Wednesday who will be responsible for keeping the caucus united on policies and messaging.

November 30, 2022

    Meet Hakeem Jeffries, the new House Democratic Caucus leader

    On Nov. 30, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), the House Democratic Caucus chair, becomes the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress.

    November 23, 2022

    McCarthy calls for Mayorkas to quit and promises border investigations

    The GOP House leader also suggested probes could lead to the impeachment of the homeland security secretary.

    November 22, 2022

    McCarthy caps week after House GOP’s slow trickle of midterm wins

    Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) entered the week of the Election confident that Republicans would regain control of the House.

    November 18, 2022

      How Nancy Pelosi became the most powerful woman in Congress

      House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Nov. 17 that she will not seek reelection as the House Democratic caucus’s top leader.

      November 18, 2022

      As Pelosi backs away, a new generation of Democrats steps forward

      Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) have emerged as the expected leaders of the next chapter.

      November 18, 2022

      Pelosi stepping down as top House Democrat after 2 decades in leadership

      Pelosi’s ability to keep her caucus in line has led to bipartisan recognition that she alone may be capable of wrangling Democrats’ disparate factions.

      November 17, 2022

      Republicans narrowly win House, ending full Democratic control of Congress

      The GOP takeover will end two years of one-party control on Capitol Hill.

      November 16, 2022

        A closer look at the House Republicans who broke ranks for the marriage bill

        Many of the 47 Republicans who backed the Respect for Marriage Act are being targeted by Democrats in the midterm elections or are retiring from Congress.

        November 16, 2022