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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:

Generation Opportunity Wants to Hang

Feb. 18, 2015

Fed-up millennials: Generation Opportunity wants you!

House Lawmakers Open Hearts — and Wallets — for DCCC

Feb. 17, 2015

Before skating out of town for recess — and, presumably, out of the path of the snow that was aboutto ice over D.C. — House Democrats gathered at Acqua Al 2 on Feb. 12 for some holiday mixing (and fundraising).

House Democrats Materializing on Magic Mondays

Feb. 13, 2015

What began as a solo project has evolved into a group effort, with more and more Democrat lawmakers suddenly appearing alongside Rep. Mark Pocan in his weekly, illusion-themed video chats.

Lisa Murkowski Immerses Herself in Beer Culture

Feb. 12, 2015

Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski is soaking in as much information as she can about craft brewing.

Sonoma, Beuchert’s Team Up to Trick Out Stanton & Greene

Feb. 12, 2015

Artisan spirits and historic accents make up the foundation of the collaborative hospitality project slowly taking shape behind the soon-to-be reopened doors at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

Black Republicans Make a Joyful Noise at Trailblazer Luncheon (Audio)

Feb. 11, 2015

After two years of having to search far afield for inspirational minority leaders to honor, the Republican National Committee scored a hat trick Wednesday by celebrating the arrival in Washington of freshly elected Reps. Mia Love of Utah and Will Hurd of Texas, along with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

The trio of groundbreaking lawmakers were feted at the third annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon hosted by the RNC. Staff estimated that some 300-odd attendees crowded in the Howard Theatre — a group that included one-time Washington Redskins wide receiver Antwaan Randle El and New York Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson IV — to commemorate the dual celebration of Black History Month and the party’s monumental gains in the last election cycle.

Black Republicans Make a Joyful Noise at Trailblazer Luncheon

Feb. 11, 2015

After two years of having to search far afield for inspirational minority leaders to honor, the Republican National Committee scored a hat trick Wednesday by celebrating the arrival in Washington of freshly elected Reps. Mia Love of Utah and Will Hurd of Texas, along with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Nando’s Serving Up Free Eats at Yards Park

Feb. 11, 2015

Any House staffers looking to escape the drumbeat of war and Bibi bashing that’s engulfed Capitol Hill may want to consider dipping down to Yards Park Wednesday to take advantage of Nando’s latest free lunch promotion.

Big To-Do at Zoo! Wu, Where Are You?

Feb. 10, 2015

What happens when one of god’s creatures gets caught contemplating the fate of a faux compatriot?

Eugene Mirman Has an Ear for Lawmaking

Feb. 9, 2015

Comedian and voice-over actor Eugene Mirman must have a gas tuning in to C-SPAN 3.

Niki Tsongas, Jerrold Nadler Embraced by LGBT Filmmakers

Feb. 9, 2015

Words of support that House Democrats Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts and Jerrold Nadler of New York extended to a same-sex couple whose union was threatened by the polarizing Defense of Marriage Act are slated to appear in an upcoming movie about the ongoing struggle.

Debbie Dingell Scores One for the Wolverines

Feb. 9, 2015

Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell has cried foul over HOH dropping the ball on which college hoopsters will travel to College Park, Md., next to defend the Wolverine State’s honor.

David Jolly Aide Accused of Poaching Bill Young’s Internal Rolodex

Feb. 9, 2015

A staffer who worked for the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young Jr., R-Fla., says her colleague, a one-time case assistant who was subsequently promoted to constituent service representative after Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., took control of the seat, surreptitiously copied Young’s star-studded contact list.

Cory Gardner, Charlie Rangel School #ThisTown in Skewering Solons

Feb. 6, 2015

The hundreds of lawmakers, media professionals, staffers and armchair pundits who piled into the Mandarin Oriental ballroom for the Washington Press Club Foundation’s yearly gala Wednesday were treated to a double dose of comedy from a pair of quick-witted pols.

Hanging With Steny Hoyer Is a Slam Dunk

Feb. 6, 2015

Bourbon summit, schmourbon summit. If you wanna get in good with Maryland Democrat Steny H. Hoyer, you’ve gotta take it to the hole.

Patrick Meehan's Cool-As-Ice Hockey Career

Feb. 6, 2015

His best skating days may be behind him, but Rep. Patrick Meehan’s conduct during his hockey officiating career made a lasting impression on National Hockey League player and newly minted author Val James.

Benjamin Cole Desperately in Need of a Do-Over

Feb. 5, 2015

Friday can’t possibly come soon enough for embattled House staffer Benjamin Cole.

Flipping Burger Beats Into a Battle of the Congressional Bands

Feb. 5, 2015

Shake Shack — still coming off its price-doubling IPO high, no doubt — is looking to spread some love by giving local bands a shot at nationwide exposure via its “Burger Beats” contest.

Kentucky Republican Celebrates 'Bourbon Barrel of Compromise'

Feb. 4, 2015

Lawmakers from across the Capitol poured into the Willard Hotel Tuesday to honor the unique flavor bourbon has contributed to Congress.

The feel-good presser was the brainchild of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association; the former provided historical context while the latter kept the predominantly Southern crowd in good spirits.

Kentucky Republican and proud member of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus Andy Barr addressed the crowd at the event, discussing the history of Henry Clay and his significance to Kentucky.

Novelty Bourbon Delivery an Uncompromising Success

Feb. 4, 2015

Lawmakers from across the Capitol poured into the Willard Hotel Tuesday to honor the unique flavor bourbon has contributed to Congress.

Symbolic Bourbon Barrels Toward D.C.

Feb. 2, 2015

It may not be happening in the Oval Office, but master distillers from Kentucky are making their way to Washington Tuesday to supply Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a self-styled bourbon summit.

Congressional Budget Office’s Other Number Problem

Feb. 2, 2015

Some political observers maintain that adopting the Republican-endorsed practice known as “dynamic scoring” would gravely undermine the Congressional Budget Office’s credibility moving forward.

Gardner, Rangel Ready to Rumble

Feb. 2, 2015

Colorado Republican Cory Gardner and New York Democrat Charles B. Rangel are already yukking things up in anticipation of Wednesday’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.

Cheese and Thank You, Sona

Jan. 30, 2015

The little Capitol Hill creamery that could is celebrating its one-year anniversary by doling out surprise cheeseboards to people customers feel are most deserving of some gourmet gratitude.

Hospitality Giants Aim to Mobilize Food Fans to Action (Video)

Jan. 29, 2015

It turns out that huddling with food-conscious Washingtonians and raising millions of dollars for local charities was merely an appetizer for “Sips & Suppers” co-founders José Andrés, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters.

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