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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:

Marc Veasey Always Has His Game Face On

Jan. 16, 2015

Rep. Marc Veasey isn’t just adept at moving Mary Kay cosmetics — he’s also a client.

Commander-in-Chief Helps Raise Charmington’s Profile

Jan. 15, 2015

A “surprise” visit Thursday from President Barack Obama has helped put an employee-owned, Charm City café on the political map.

Resolve to Feast the Rest of January

Jan. 14, 2015

We’re now a few weeks into the New Year. So we’ll go ahead and assume any nonsensical diet plans or ill-conceived commitments to calorie counting have been wisely tossed aside.

‘Spare Parts’ Perfectly Sums Up DREAM Act, Durbin Says

Jan. 14, 2015

An uplifting film about four scrappy, Mexican teens who turned the tables on fate by winning a prestigious robotics design competition underscores the exact opportunities Sen. Richard J. Durbin has fought to provide for undocumented immigrants over the past decade, according to the Illinois Democrat.

Congress, at Its Most Animated, Is Always Fun to Watch

Jan. 13, 2015

Turning a legendary chamber-clearing brawl between House Democrats and Republicans into a cartoon short not only displays “Bills and Brews” creator Matt Laslo’s brilliance in capitalizing on the gems he extracts from pols during his booze-fueled interviews, it makes him a bona fide member of some of the most colorful satirists around.

Mark Takano Won’t Get Boxed Into Running for Senate

Jan. 13, 2015

Try as they might, the starry-eyed optimists behind the “Ready for Takano” campaign are not going to goad California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano into hustling to replace his retiring Senate colleague, Barbara Boxer.

Mark Pocan Practices Prestidigitation

Jan. 12, 2015

Rep. Mark Pocan is dusting off his performer’s cap for a new weekly series dubbed, “Magic Mondays.”

The Band Perry Ready to Rock Congress

Jan. 12, 2015

Lawmakers and staff craving Southern fried melodies Tuesday can feast their ears on the mini-show The Band Perry is expected to put on in the Capitol Visitor Center on behalf of the Recording Academy.

Rise and Shine, Johnny Isakson-Style

Jan. 9, 2015

Who’s hungry?

‘March: Book Two’ Follows John Lewis Through Hell

Jan. 9, 2015

The second act of Georgia Democrat John Lewis’ animated history lesson, “March: Book Two,” portrays some of the grittiest times this nation has ever faced.

It’s Unanimous: Twitter Loves That Ted Cruz Reported for Jury Duty

Jan. 9, 2015

Confidence is high that social media-savvy crooks could have pulled off a daring jailbreak Friday morning in Houston. By all accounts, everyone in the courthouse appears to have been mesmerized by Sen. Ted Cruz’s surprise appearance.

Social Media Enthralled by Political Lovefest

Jan. 8, 2015

The 114th Congress has only been in session for a few days now, but meme-makers appear to be quite smitten with what they’ve seen.

Piper Perabo Scours Capitol Hill for Fans of Pay Bumps

Jan. 7, 2015

“Covert Affairs” star Piper Perabo is canvassing Capitol Hill Wednesday and Thursday. Her mission: ferreting out supporters of an AFL-CIO-led pay raise push.

Roskams Welcome 114th Congress With Vivid Vistas

Jan. 7, 2015

Rep. Peter Roskam and his artist wife, Elizabeth, have once again teamed up to create one of the most colorful time keepers on Capitol Hill: the family’s homespun calendar.

Members Party Down on the First Day of New Session

Jan. 6, 2015

Having already posed for the obligatory pictures, placed their hands on the good book and weathered a nail-biter of a leadership challenge (Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, voted for . . . himself! Newcomer Curt Clawson, R-Fla., endorsed . . . Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul), the members of the 114th Congress dove right into what #ThisTown does best: schmoozing.

Pols Blanket Twitter with Weather Reports

Jan. 6, 2015

The first snowfall of the season in the nation’s capital has driven solons directly to the world wide web to offer their two cents on all the white stuff fluttering down on everyone’s head.

Chasing a Dream at The Pursuit Wine Bar

Jan. 6, 2015

Unlike trendier drinking establishments that have wholly embraced gimmickry as a shortcut to success, the powers that be behind The Pursuit Wine Bar at 1421 H St. NE appear inclined to grow their following one incredibly satisfied patron at a time.

Climbing the Ladder in the 114th Congress

Jan. 5, 2015

It’s the beginning of a new cycle on Capitol Hill. Which means it is high time to ditch that dead-end grind you’ve been merely tolerating, our most career-oriented of readers, and dive into whatever flavor of professional development tickles your fancy.

Jump Start 2015 With Researching Refresher

Jan. 5, 2015

Whether you are new in town or just haven’t gotten around to perusing the wealth of knowledge maintained by the Library of Congress, now is the time to get schooled in the art of getting one’s proper learn on.

Brunch Your Way Into 2015

Dec. 31, 2014

Amateur night is over. Now it’s time to get down to business.

Spend New Year's Day With Bob Ney

Dec. 31, 2014

GOP leaders worked so hard to escape December without incident (Look, Ma! No government shutdown!), yet embarrassing revelations continue to pop up as the clock ticks down on 2014.

The Gifts That Keep on Giving: HOH’s 2014 Faves

Dec. 30, 2014

What a year we all just lived through!

Members of Congress Cut Anti-Drunk Driving Spots (Audio)

Dec. 24, 2014

Thinking about hitting the road after knocking back a whole mess of eggnog?

Lawmakers Offer Sobering Holiday Message

Dec. 24, 2014

Thinking about hitting the road after knocking back a whole mess of eggnog?

This Greek chorus of sitting politicos won’t hear of it.

This cacophony of concern is brought to you by the nearly three dozen lawmakers who cut anti-drunk driving spots for the Beer Institute this holiday season.

Brent Roske to Kick Off New Year with Expanded Show

Dec. 23, 2014

“Chasing the Hill” creator Brent Roske may not have snagged that House seat he was angling for last year. But the political junkie is already positioned on the front lines of history in Des Moines, and he’s gearing up for 2016 with a half-hour long version of “Roske on Politics.”

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