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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:

Tom Harkin, George Miller Score Cupcake Title IX Send-Off

June 16, 2014

The American Association of University Women is sad to see retiring lawmakers Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Rep. George Miller of California go, but wants to watch them have a blast doing so at a reception featuring bubbly and gourmet baked goods.

Exit Interview: Justin Harding

June 16, 2014

He may be back home in his beloved Beehive State now, but veteran GOP aide Justin Harding tells HOH he will absolutely miss the hustle and bustle — and occasional solitude — of life on Capitol Hill.

Teen Capitalists Demand Congressional Attention, Supply Dessert

June 16, 2014

Junior Achievement USA’s latest crop of budding entrepreneurs are looking to bend pols’ ears with prospective start-up plans on Tuesday. And the aspiring businesspeople are fully prepared to sweeten the deal by dishing out free ice cream.

Team Cantor Self-Medicates to Tune of $6,500

June 11, 2014

Current and former staffers for soon-to-step-down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flooded into the Tune Inn Wednesday for a semi-private shindig featuring some heartfelt sobs, a few laughs and lots of Jameson.

Plotting Cantor’s Last 24 Hours as Leader

June 11, 2014

He’s still a ways away from needing to haul a moving van to cart his legislative mementos back to Henrico County, Va. But it’s now painfully obvious that Rep. Eric Cantor is living on borrowed time in Congress.

Minnesota Democrats Stump for #VoteDuluth

June 10, 2014

It’s coming down to the wire in Outside’s fourth annual “Best Towns Tournament,” and Minnesota Democrats are doing their darnedest to ensure that nobody, but nobody — that means you, Beehive Staters — comes between Duluth and sweet, sweet victory.

Drink In the Granite State’s Awesomeness on Wednesday

June 9, 2014

The New Hampshire delegation will welcome scores of home-state businesses — including a baker’s dozen of booze makers — to the Capitol Wednesday for the fifth annual “Experience New Hampshire” reception.

Members Rally Behind Home Runs for Horton’s Kids

June 9, 2014

Dozens of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are expected to pour into Nationals Park on Tuesday to participate in the fun-for-all-ages Home Runs for Horton’s Kids event.

Conservative Confab Kinda-Sorta Psyched for Christie

June 4, 2014

To the untrained observer, it may look like this in-flux Faith & Freedom Coalition news release is attempting to put on as happy a face as possible about having to settle for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at its conference, instead of nabbing the headline-grabbing Benham Brothers the event promoters clearly had their little hearts set on.

NoVa Residents Primed to Walk All Over Gerry Connolly

June 4, 2014

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly will be immortalized as a bike trail this Saturday, effectively cementing his place in regional history for a good long while.

Kids Sway the Darndest Things

June 3, 2014

“A 4-year-old ‘lobbyist’ just handed this to me in Dirksen,” a colleague relayed via email after crossing paths with the pint-sized influence peddler over in the Senate office buildings.

Senate’s Common Sense Coalition Convenes at nopa

June 3, 2014

A tripartisan group of Senate lawmakers retreated to the relative safety of Penn Quarter Monday night, gathering around the table for a working dinner at nopa Kitchen + Bar.

Glenn ‘Mr. One Minute’ Thompson Conquers C-SPAN

June 2, 2014

Rep. Glenn Thompson is done toiling behind the scenes. The Pennsylvania Republican has somewhat quietly, yet rather effectively, managed to topple two of his chattiest colleagues in the race to total C-SPAN dominance.

Adam Schiff Embraces Rigors of AIDS/LifeCycle Ride

June 2, 2014

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appears to be reveling in the week-long cycling challenge he started on June 1, sharing highlights from the rolling landscapes he’s furiously pedaling across with his web flock.

Jose Canseco Swings for the OPM Fences

May 30, 2014

Former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco is done with being just Twitter famous. He wants into the big show.

Adam Schiff Mounts Most Grueling Endurance Challenge Yet

May 30, 2014

Marathon enthusiast and Rep. Adam B. Schiff is switching sports this weekend to help support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He’s scheduled to hop into the saddle Sunday for the AIDS/LifeCycle ride — a weeklong trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Ralph Hall Loves Making the Rounds

May 30, 2014

A House GOP aide said her boss was pleasantly surprised to spot one seemingly unflappable early bird buzzing about 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Friday morning: Rep. Ralph M. Hall.

Redskins Magically Fumble Senate Shaming Campaign

May 29, 2014

They may not be much for winning on any given Sunday. But man, oh man, do the Washington Redskins know how to keep things interesting.

Hospitality Vet Handicaps Taste of America Tourney

May 29, 2014

Journeyman toque Colin Abernethy was simply beside himself when he learned about what is going on in the regional grudge match that is Roll Call’s annual Taste of America showdown.

Long Live the Twitter Algorithm!

May 28, 2014

The professional friend finders over at Twitter must not know what to make of us.

Hill Center Fires Up Deal With Bayou Bakery

May 27, 2014

Capitol Hill denizens who prefer chicory-spiked coffee to Starbucks, fried-to-order beignets to gourmet cupcakes and seafood-filled po’ boys to, well, anything else, will want to get to know their new neighbor, David Guas, real well.

Kelly Ayotte Thought Scott Brown Was Perfect for Massachusetts, Too

May 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Scott P. Brown must be ecstatic about having his former colleague, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, stump for him Tuesday on her home turf of New Hampshire.

The Balls Are in Your Court, Testy Festers

May 27, 2014

All you Big Sky gourmands can once again feast on the unique flavors of home during the Montana State Society’s 10th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster-packed jamboree on Saturday.

Take a Hike, Ya Lazy Bums!

May 23, 2014

The Senate overlords would like for everyone to get out and about today.

Hank’s on the Hill Woos Whiskey Drinkers

May 22, 2014

Our local Hank’s (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is celebrating being in the running for a RAMMY award by offering up a special Jameson-spiked cooler on Thursday night.

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