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Jessica Estepa


Jessica Estepa started at Roll Call as a summer 2010 intern. Shortly afterward, she was hired as an editorial assistant. She writes features for the Around the Hill section and covers the Library of Congress and the Clerk of the House beats. She also helps with the production of the newspaper and manages Roll Call’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

A native Nevadan, Estepa graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism. During college, she worked for the Reno Gazette-Journal, Greenspun Media Group, Insight Magazine and The Nevada Sagebrush.

Estepa no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Jessica Estepa:

Heard on the Hill: Teaching Us Teamwork

July 29, 2011

Spanish soccer players and a good cause? As the song goes, HOH could not ask for more.

Tourists Beat the Heat in D.C. Museums

July 28, 2011

Many tourists hanging out on the National Mall this week are trying to stay cool by heading into museums.

Union Station a Tentative Location for Brewery

July 27, 2011

Capitol City Brewing Co. closed its Massachusetts Avenue location in mid-July, with tentative plans to open a new location in nearby Union Station in October.

Heard on the Hill: Conyers’ Music Panel Mistake

July 26, 2011

“Glee”! The Strokes! Willie Nelson! ... Rep. John Conyers? One of these things is not like the others.

Former Secretary of Senate Dies at 89

July 22, 2011

William Hildenbrand, former Secretary of the Senate, died July 21. Hildenbrand, 89, served as the Secretary of the Senate from 1981 to 1985 and was recognized last week by the Senate in a resolution.

‘It’s Like Falling in Love’

July 22, 2011

Michael McElroy stood alone on the wooden floor. As the light shone through the windows in Eastern Market’s North Hall, he took one step. His arms raised. A moment later, he started to dance the lead of the Argentine tango.

Tune Inn Regulars Hosting Fundraiser for Fire Restoration

July 20, 2011

Weeks after a fire damaged its kitchen, the Tune Inn’s doors remain open to passers-by. Contractors continue to chip away at the mess, and one thing has become clear: The Capitol Hill watering hole isn’t going anywhere.

D.C. Blockbusters: Victims of Changing Times

July 19, 2011

July 13 marked the last day any Blockbuster was open in the District of Columbia. People knew that the last holdout on Eighth Street Southeast would soon rent its last movie, but that last day — weeks earlier than the expected August closure — arrived quietly.

Heard on the Hill: Addicted to ‘Angry Birds’?

July 19, 2011

Looks like Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is the latest to jump on the Jobs bandwagon. Steve Jobs, that is.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Turn Out for the Tune Inn

July 13, 2011

The Tune Inn may have tuned out for the time being, but Capitol Hill denizens can still help their local fave.

Heard on the Hill: Journo Preps for Appearance on ‘Colbert’

July 12, 2011

Stephen Colbert can haz super PAC ... and the DREAM Act, too?

Good of the Game: Proceeds Benefit Local Charity Groups

July 12, 2011

Every year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington brings a group of children and teenagers to the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Friends Remember Frank Mascara’s Humility, Drive

July 11, 2011

Former Rep. Frank Mascara (D), 81, died of liver cancer Sunday in Monongahela, Pa. Mascara represented the state's 20th district for four terms.

Royce’s Blog Offers Insight Into Issues

July 11, 2011

Rep. Ed Royce is clear about the mission of his blog, “Foreign Intrigue”: to inform the reader about news items that catch the California Republican’s eye.

Hill Climbers: Politics Gave Ellison Staffer ‘Direction in Life’

July 11, 2011

Stephen Lassiter likes to say that his political consciousness is thanks to the New York Times. Well, that and his mother.

Heard on the Hill: Honoring His Family History

July 8, 2011

Sen. Mark Begich spent the weekend getting his Croat on.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: With Liberty and Cash for All

June 30, 2011

Stephen Colbert’s showdown Thursday morning with the Federal Election Commission wasn’t much of a showdown at all.

Hill Talk: Student Artwork Brightens Cannon Tunnel

June 27, 2011

Fresh art now hangs in the Cannon Tunnel thanks to high school students from across the country, all winners in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Also: The Architect of the Capitol finishes maintenance work on the fountain on the East Front; Emancipation Proclamation is on display at the GPO; and Ted's Bulletin takes home a RAMMY award.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Not Afraid of Oversharing: The Bristol Palin Story

June 24, 2011

Because clearly those “Dancing With the Stars” costumes weren’t revealing enough, political spawn Bristol Palin is baring more of herself in her new memoir, out on bookstands Friday.

Fire Damages Tune Inn

June 22, 2011

A kitchen fire broke out at the Tune Inn on Wednesday morning.

Capitol Police Freshen Up Fleet to Save Money

June 21, 2011

Through some careful planning, the Capitol Police's new fleet is expected to actually cut about $2 million in costs for the department over the long term.

Hill Climbers: From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill

June 17, 2011

Rebecca Mark, press secretary for Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), followed a technology path that would eventually lead her to Capitol Hill.

Hill Talk: Parking Garage Tax Increase May Be Delayed

June 15, 2011

The first parking garage tax increase in decades may be pushed back to October, thanks to a city budget amendment passed by the D.C. Council on Tuesday. Also: A new exhibit about Ronald Reagan will at the National Portrait Gallery next month.

Tourists Say Capitol Officers Should Be Able To Wear Shorts on Job

June 14, 2011

In order to keep up appearances, Capitol Police officers who work around the Capitol must wear long pants year-round. But looks didn’t matter to the throngs of tourists at the Capitol on Tuesday morning, who expressed disbelief at the dress code.

Small Plates: Marvelous Prices, Adequate Pizza

June 10, 2011

Marvelous Pizza on H Street is your standard pizza joint with your standard pizza fare.

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