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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:

Doug Collins Fans the Flames of Barbecue Dominance

July 9, 2015

Bragging about award-winning eateries residing in one’s district is nothing new in the House of Representatives. Georgia Republican Doug Collins Wednesday did so with gusto, putting colleagues on notice that the unexpected rise of Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge proved their barbecue providers were the pits.

John Lewis Helps Bring Comic-Con to At-Risk Youth

July 8, 2015

While he’s sure to spend his fair share of time alongside the crush of costumed characters invading this year’s Comic-Con International, Rep. John Lewis has also carved out time this weekend to stoke the next generation of social activists.

Free Your Mind at Comic-Con

July 7, 2015

Attending Comic-Con International can certainly be about granting the imagination carte blanche to explore every fevered dream and act out the most outlandish childhood fantasies.

James Clyburn, Tim Scott to Lead Emanuel AME Church Benefit

July 7, 2015

Transplanted South Carolinians will have the opportunity Wednesday to show their support for those affected by the senseless murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church courtesy of a District of Columbia benefit being spearheaded by Palmetto State pols.

Union Kitchen Grocery Adds CSA Option

July 6, 2015

Hillites who favor farm fresh foods now have another resource at their disposal, thanks to a fledgling partnership between newcomer Union Kitchen Grocery and alimentary aggregator Smucker Farms of Lancaster County.

Scott Brown Is Listed as AdvoCare Distributor

July 2, 2015

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown appears to be on his way to fattening his wallet with some supplemental income — all thanks to a drug cocktail his son-in-law, Keith Weiser, brought to his attention.

Patrick Leahy Lives for The Dead

June 30, 2015

Though it sounds like he’ll be unable to travel to Chi-town this weekend for the final shows, longtime Grateful Dead fan Sen. Patrick J. Leahy will undoubtedly be there in spirit.

Ben Jones Raises His Battle Flag

June 29, 2015

Its days might be numbered in the Palmetto State and other Southern states. But the Confederate battle flag has suddenly become the must-have item in the life of former Rep. Ben Jones.

Congressional Cemetery Dead Serious About Fitness

June 29, 2015

Dear unwanted flab: prepare to take a dirt nap.

Scott Brown’s Slim Pickings

June 26, 2015

Contrary to what social media users might think, former lawmaker Scott Brown hasn’t been conned by any Nigerian princes. And he no longer has any need to curry favor with Big Pharma.

Firing Up a Memorable Fourth

June 25, 2015

Independence Day doesn’t just commemorate the birth of our nation.

Jesus Lady Challenges Speaker Boehner to Step Up

June 25, 2015

Spiritual warrior Rita Warren can no longer hold her tongue about a perceived brush-off by Speaker John A. Boehner.

Peter Roskam Surprises John Lewis With Artful Homage

June 24, 2015

Rep. Peter Roskam broke from regularly scheduled committee business Wednesday to present civil-rights icon turned solon Rep. John Lewis with a personalized painting commemorating the historic March on Washington in 1963.

Bad News Babe Sizes Up Congressional Softball Squad

June 23, 2015

Roll Call alumna and inexhaustible trash-talker Abby Livingston remains confident her fellow Bad News Babes will wind up winning Wednesday’s seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Redditors Get Off on Plugging C-SPAN

June 23, 2015

Playboy scoured the Internet (OK, just Reddit) in search of rock-solid sex tips and apparently came away with a deeper appreciation for public broadcasting.

Markwayne Mullin's Crunching Workout Plan

June 22, 2015

Rep. Markwayne Mullin expects to lead any and all members of the legislative branch interested in feeling the burn in a cardio-intensive workout Thursday.

Dennis Ross Smokes Out Grilling Mates

June 19, 2015

Just because he no longer makes the rounds on the competitive barbecue circuit does not mean Rep. Dennis A. Ross is done raking favorite foods — or like-minded colleagues — over the coals.

Derek Kilmer Gets a Jump on Father’s Day (Video)

June 18, 2015

Rep. Derek Kilmer took to the House floor Thursday to say a few words about a certain someone who schooled him — and quite possibly most of Port Angeles, Wash. — in the finer points of hard work and perseverance.

Texas Pols Go to Bat for Astros (Updated)

June 18, 2015

Updated 3:31 p.m. | A bipartisan group of House lawmakers from the Lone Star State put Missouri pols on notice Thursday: acts of aggression against the Houston Astros will not be tolerated.

Steve Daines Wants Jeannette Rankin on #TheNew10

June 18, 2015

Sen. Steve Daines, hoping to get out ahead of Treasury’s recently announced hunt for the next face to grace the $10 bill, is placing his pick for Alexander Hamilton’s successor in the hopper.

Union Kitchen Grocery Stocks Up | Food Court

June 18, 2015

Having successfully carved out a space for culinary artists to tinker with our collective taste buds, the mad scientists at Union Kitchen have moved onto the next phase of epicurean domination: market-ing.

Overheard: House Email Crash = Liquid Lunch

June 18, 2015

“Email down? I’m off to Bullfeathers.”

Team Amash Tackles Hot-Dog Bites Pizza

June 18, 2015

Rep. Justin Amash conducted a little taste test Thursday, chowing down with staffers on Pizza Hut’s polarizing Hot Dog Bites Pizza.

Jeb Bush: 21st Century Digital Boy

June 17, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has finally committed to the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Qualify for Comics Treatment

June 17, 2015

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

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