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Warren Rojas


Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call. He returns to the business of shadowing our elected leaders after a five-year stint as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine.

Rojas spent the early part of his career covering the sordid world of tax policy first as a Congressional reporter and later as the pioneering investigative reporter for Tax Notes. He holds journalism degrees from both James Madison University and American University.

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Stories by Warren Rojas:

Sticking It to the Man at the Minnesota State Fair

Aug. 31, 2015

Has politics gone to seed at the Minnesota State Fair?

D-I-Y Sabado Gigante: Dinner and a Groove-y

Aug. 21, 2015

What better way to cap off a full day of eating and drinking than by feasting on Caribbean cuisine and salsa dancing the night away?

D-I-Y Sabado Gigante: A Spirited Afternoon in Ivy City

Aug. 20, 2015

Assuming you’ve already gotten some tasty food in your belly and are ready to tackle Saturday proper the next logical question is “What’s for lunch?”

Team Cruz, Capitol Police Emails Pop Up in Ashley Madison Data Dump (Updated)

Aug. 19, 2015

Updated 3:03 p.m. | Personal information gathered from a cyber assault on online-fling facilitator Ashley Madison has now hit the Web, and a handful of Capitol Hill accounts appear to have been laid bare.

D-I-Y Sabado Gigante: Break Fast, Texan-Style

Aug. 19, 2015

“The startups are coming! The startups are coming!” is what those not busy stuffing their faces should be saying this coming Saturn’s Day, as a trio of intrepid hospitality players officially get into the game.

NFL’s John Harbaugh Calls Foul on Political Partisanship, Immigration Standoff

Aug. 17, 2015

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh was nowhere near the Iowa State Fair this weekend, but he still managed to crowbar some political commentary into a preseason presser.

Kick It Live With FDR

Aug. 14, 2015

Longing to take a selfie with a formally sitting president?

Marsha Blackburn Digs What Gingham Café Is Cooking

Aug. 13, 2015

Rep. Marsha Blackburn took to social media Wednesday to plug an old pal’s restaurant, a homespun establishment specializing in comfort food and tantalizing sweets.

WednesDaze: Get Wild at Cashion’s

Aug. 12, 2015

Cashion’s toque John Manolatos has an idea he’s hoping will catch on: family-style seafood dinners featuring line-caught whole rockfish.

Team Duffy Chronicles Life in the Surreal World

Aug. 11, 2015

The latest batch of summer interns to assist reality TV vet Rep. Sean P. Duffy have come and gone. But they’ve left behind a video diary of what it’s like to become schooled in the ways of Washington.

Exit Interview: Amy Harris Honored to Walk the Halls of Congress

Aug. 10, 2015

Republican aide Amy Harris has found a new home at the National Association of Home Builders’ BUILD-PAC. But she’ll remain forever grateful for the highly instructive time she spent learning the ropes of the legislative branch.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Gets Into the Spirit of DC Beer Week

Aug. 7, 2015

‘Twas a time when lawmakers wouldn’t dare show their faces at a local watering hole in the middle of a workday. Luckily for HOH, things change.

Rob Portman’s Guide to Properly Rocking Cleveland

Aug. 6, 2015

With the first GOP debate almost upon us, the eyes of the nation are turning to Cleveland — a destination Sen. Rob Portman insists is well worth exploring.

WednesDaze: Polishing Off Pitchers with Our Future Leaders

Aug. 5, 2015

Why wait an extra 24 hours for the Republican primary debates to get faced when you can crush pitchers of cold brew Wednesday?

Pummel Your Liver on GOP Debate Night

Aug. 4, 2015

Care to make the first GOP primary debate that much more palatable?

Fill the Hours on GOP Debate Night

Aug. 3, 2015

In the time it took to type these words, another 12 jillion Republicans announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential race.

House Aide Excited to Welcome Everyone to Italo-American Club

July 30, 2015

The National Italian American Foundation and nascent Italian American Congressional Staff Association are teaming up Thursday for a meet-and-greet featuring food, drink and just a touch of nostalgia.

Congress Goes to the Dogs

July 30, 2015

Life on Capitol Hill was good for a few fleeting moments Thursday, as members and staff wandered from wet-nosed critter to furry-faced charmer in pursuit of the perfect cuddle.

Longworth Scores a Baskin-Robbins

July 30, 2015

Cheer up, Creamery fans!

Farewell, My Indigestion: Bidding Adieu to Restaurant Associates

July 30, 2015

“But if you‘ll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way.”

Friends Pour Into Pombo Portrait Unveiling

July 29, 2015

Sitting lawmakers and onetime House Natural Resources Committee staff returned to their old stomping grounds in Longworth Tuesday to honor former Rep. Richard W. Pombo.

House Republican Schedulers Not Down With Shortening Recess

July 28, 2015

The threat of possibly having to return to Washington next week kicked a number of House GOP aides into fight mode Tuesday, stirring up a series of angry emails denouncing leaders for endangering the anticipated August recess.

Satirist Sticks It to Prickly Presidents

July 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Cartoon Network “Regular Show” writer Patrick Baker once dreamed of running for higher office. He realizes, though, that his reframing of history in “The Presidential Dickerbook” — a satirical examination of the most egregious actions of our all-too-flawed commanders in chief — makes that unlikely.

Team 'Good Wife' Readies Hill-Centered 'BrainDead'

July 24, 2015

How’s this for a conspiracy theory: Congress ain’t just broke. It’s been overrun by mindless pols.

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