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Warren Rojas

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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:

Senate Restaurant Staff Rebel Against Benefits Freeze

March 10, 2015

The 30 or so remaining dining services personnel who got swept up in the transfer of power from the Architect of the Capitol to Restaurant Associates in 2008 may now need pols to rectify unforeseen circumstances that have soured the entire experience for them.

Medicare Lobby Is Sweet on Capitol Hill

March 9, 2015

Politically active seniors are circling D.C. this week, dispensing gourmet cookies and pro-Medicare Advantage anecdotes via the advocacy tool du jour: a custom food truck.

Congressional Softball Rivalry Resumes on June 24

March 6, 2015

It may be a frozen tundra out there right now. But things are sure to being heating up as pols and press begin training in earnest for the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Stuck Inside? Start Wining

March 5, 2015

According to the National Weather Service, D.C. denizens can look forward to digging out from beneath 4-8 inches of fresh powder before this latest white out fades to black late Thursday.

Snow Day? S’No Problem for Pols

March 5, 2015

The weather outside can get as frightful as it would like. But Mother Nature shouldn’t count on getting over on solons fully committed to spending Thursday exactly as they see fit.

Rolling With the DC Brew Crew

March 5, 2015

“By the end of the day, we’ll all be drinking buddies,” DC Brew Tour Guide Max Moline pledged as he pulled away from the curb and began inundating those of us who’d signed on for a mid-day swing through the various beer-making operations that have bubbled up across the area with trivia about barley- and hops-related beverages.

Georgia Pol Puts Tom Price on Notice

March 4, 2015

Although he’s technically been out of politics for a dozen years, former state lawmaker Mitchell Kaye gave Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an ultimatum Tuesday: Stand your ground on the Department of Homeland Security funding fight or prepare to be primaried.

Jocks Blanket Congress

March 3, 2015

Current and retired athletes — along with one of the winningest National Football League owners in recent history — Tuesday claimed home-field advantage on Capitol Hill, fanning out across the campus to dazzle feds and fans alike.

‘Walking Dead’ Wanders Into Steve Stivers Territory

March 3, 2015

After five seasons of fighting off fearsome, reanimated corpses that have relentlessly thinned their ranks and gruesomely robbed them of loved ones, the ragtag band of apocalyptic survivors on AMC’s engrossing drama “The Walking Dead” have finally stumbled upon a new threat: a survivalist federal lawmaker.

Team Bibi Bucks Chamber Rules

March 3, 2015

Staff for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday apparently made themselves right at home while the boss addressed congressional leaders — so much so, in fact, that the decorum-flouting PR operatives ruffled some feathers among the reporting corps.

Elizabeth Roskam Readies Bibi’s Dome

March 2, 2015

Administration officials have made it very clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not get to press the flesh with President Barack Obama before or after Tuesday’s politically charged appearance on Capitol Hill. But, thanks to congressional spouse Elizabeth Roskam, Bibi won’t be going home completely empty-handed.

Charlie Rangel Hatches Healthy Eating Plan

March 2, 2015

Affordable Care Act sponsor Rep. Charles B. Rangel Monday proposed everyone take three small steps as part of a monthlong commitment to greater dietary awareness.

Hell Bent for (Patriotic) Leather

Feb. 27, 2015

Entrepreneur Sylvia Noster has made it her mission to make celebrating the Constitution more fashionable.

Activist Toques Scour Capitol Hill for Food Aid

Feb. 27, 2015

Just under a dozen renowned hospitality professionals looked to carve up both chambers of Congress, pressing their respective lawmakers to support the realignment of outdated global assistance provisions.

Posers Abound at #CPAC2015

Feb. 26, 2015

It’s a good thing Buzzkill Boehner is considered too much of a squish to get his Conservative Political Action Conference on. Because there’s no way the selfie-averse Ohio Republican could tolerate the vanity fair happening across the river at National Harbor.

Vote with Your Liver at #CocktailCaucus 2015

Feb. 25, 2015

As anyone who’s covered previous iterations of the Conservative Political Action Conference — the right-wing rally returning to town Feb. 25-28 — can attest, the best part of sitting through the cacophony of stump speeches is getting good and loaded afterwards.

Critics Stick It to Tom Wheeler

Feb. 25, 2015

An original Banksy it ain’t.

Touring Tastemaker Wants D.C. in His Regular Rotation

Feb. 25, 2015

While dazzling patrons with mind-blowingly fresh ingredients is certainly part of his master plan, dining impresario Michael Stember is currently most obsessed with making his traveling food show self-sustainable.

Let Uncle Sam Handle Breakfast

Feb. 24, 2015

If, as campaigning politicians love to posit, it is, in fact, perpetual morning in America, what better way to greet the day than with unabashedly patriotic cooking utensils?

Newseum Books John Lewis for More ‘March’ Talk

Feb. 23, 2015

Freedom Rider turned graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis is scheduled to engage Newseum supporters Wednesday in an intimate discussion about the continuing saga of his illustrated memoir, “March: Book Two.”

Pols, Chefs Primed to Fete Military Families

Feb. 23, 2015

A group of bipartisan lawmakers is expected to join a cadre of local chefs and administration officials Tuesday in showing their support for civic groups and community leaders devoted to assisting military families any which way they can.

HOH Word of the Week: Junketeer

Feb. 23, 2015

“Junketeer. Member of Congress given to travel outside of his or her district. All too often, the junketeer is more than willing to give up precious winter days in Washington, D.C., to discuss Atlantic-Pacific relations under the hot Hawaiian sun or to address the issue of Caribbean cooperation at poolside in Montego Bay.”

UFO Activist to Capitol Hill: ‘Beam Me Up!’

Feb. 23, 2015

Stephen Bassett, executive director of Paradigm Research Group and founder of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), has devoted the past 18 years to overcoming the “truth embargo” about government involvement in alien affairs.

Congressional Grump Blamed for Nixing Hillside Sledding

Feb. 23, 2015

Updated: 5:30 p.m. | Capitol Police dashed the weekend fun being had by neighborhood youngsters because one congressional leader appears to be a stickler for decorum.

Public TV Shines Spotlight on Dick Durbin

Feb. 20, 2015

The public broadcasting community is slated to tip its collective hat to Sen. Richard J. Durbin on Feb. 24 for a career spent defending the little media guy.

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