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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:

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Elaine for Veep?

April 19, 2011

For “West Wing” junkies who have been looking to feed their political TV addiction, your prayers have been answered.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Serrano Makes Like a Tourist

April 15, 2011

HOH is glad to know she’s not the only one who still finds the Capitol Visitor Center confusing. We’ve got company in Rep. José Serrano, who found himself lost in the CVC on Thursday night.

D.C. Shadow Senator Arrested in Hill Protest

April 15, 2011

Three demonstrators, including D.C. shadow Sen. Michael Brown, were arrested Friday near the Hart Senate Office Building for disorderly conduct.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Obama Gives Hockey the Cold Shoulder

April 14, 2011

President Barack Obama loves sports.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: What Would Congress Tweet?

April 13, 2011

For those with tweeters’ block, a new website, That Can Be My Next Tweet, might be the answer. The generator pieces together words and phrases based on a Twitter user’s past tweets ... but often results in a nonsensical sentence.

Heard on the Hill: Star Jones Won’t Vote for Trump

April 12, 2011

Star Jones may want to be Donald Trump’s apprentice, but don’t expect her to campaign for him if he announces a 2012 presidential bid.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Searching for Shopping Buddies

April 7, 2011

After a long day at work, sometimes you just need to wind down. For Rep. Corrine Brown, shopping does the trick.

Heard on the Hill: Connolly Uses Comedy to Make a Point

April 6, 2011

Rep. Gerry Connolly has a sense of humor in his politicking, and he’s not afraid to show it.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Lieberman (U-C-O-N-N)

April 6, 2011

Senators: They’re just like you and me!

Heard on the Hill: Don’t Forget White Diamonds

April 4, 2011

What does one have to do to be recognized by Congress upon one’s death?

Campus Notebook: CVC Records 5 Millionth Visitor

April 1, 2011

The Capitol Visitor Center hit a major milestone last week when it welcomed its 5 millionth visitor.

Why Can’t Teddy the ‘Goofball’ Catch a Break?

March 30, 2011

Teddy Roosevelt, one of four large president mascots at the Washington Nationals games, never wins the Presidents Race. It’s a scene that fans have grown used to, and it’s become the running joke of every home game.

Tourist Time: Capitol Hill Gets Ready for Influx

March 29, 2011

With 2.4 million visits annually, the Capitol remains one of the top destinations for out-of-towners.

Apple Addict Turns Critic in One-Man Show

March 29, 2011

In “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," Mike Daisey masterfully interweaves Apple's history with dark tales of the Chinese factories and workers who built the electronics that so many flock to own.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Elle Loves Murkowski

March 22, 2011

Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t quite a cover girl, but that doesn’t matter: She’s still proud of her latest achievement.

Small Plates: Nutella Latte, Scone Are Standouts at Pound the Hill

March 16, 2011

Capitol Hill’s coffee and food options just got a little broader with the opening this week of Pound the Hill. Also: Ba Bay’s banh mi sandwiches are an exotic hit.

Campus Notebook: Ford Statue to Debut in Early May

March 15, 2011

The House voted unanimously Monday evening to place a statue of President Gerald Ford in the Statuary Hall collection.

Members Cherish Experiences in Peace Corps

March 15, 2011

Reps. Sam Farr, Mike Honda, Tom Petri and John Garamendi share stories about their time as Peace Corps volunteers in honor of the program's 50th anniversary.

Hill Talk: Collector Donates Famed Sports Recordings to LOC

March 14, 2011

Collector John Miley’s library of more than 6,000 sports broadcasting recordings will become a permanent part of the Library of Congress’ archives.

‘Madama Butterfly’ Soars With Visual, Musical Grace

March 9, 2011

The production of “Madama Butterfly” on the Washington National Opera’s stage gives a classical take on Giacomo Puccini’s famous work, remaining true to the composer and his time period.

Hill Talk: Pound Coffee Opens Hill Location

March 7, 2011

The latest addition to the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Pound, has its soft opening this week. Through Sunday, the shop will serve drinks from 6:30 to 11 a.m.

Members Tussle Over Honoring World War I Veteran

March 4, 2011

Members are fighting over how to honor Frank Buckles, the last World War I veteran, who recently died at the age of 110.

Comedy to Tragedy: A Guide to Spring Theater

March 2, 2011

Political corruption, forbidden love and witty banter barely cover what the D.C. theater has to offer this spring. Whether you love William Shakespeare or Apple products, there’s a play for theatergoers of all kinds.

Brown Beats Bad Breaks, Finds Success in Massachusetts

March 1, 2011

Sen. Scott Brown’s new book details his rough childhood and path to healing through basketball and, eventually, Massachusetts politics.

Orchid Traditions Bloom in Exhibit

Feb. 18, 2011

The National Museum of Natural History’s exhibit “Orchids: A View From the East” features about 9,000 orchids that will be displayed over a period of three months.

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