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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:

John Lewis Gets Ballsier for ‘March: Book Two’

Aug. 18, 2014

It’s good to know Rep. John Lewis can look back on all the awfulness he experienced as a youth and laugh about it now.

Don Young Inches Closer to Remarrying

Aug. 18, 2014

Rep. Don Young can see himself walking down the aisle again.

John McCain Cuts a Rug at Apollo Fundraiser

Aug. 18, 2014

Sen. John McCain got loose over the weekend, strutting his stuff alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx during a glitzy charity shindig.

Steve Scalise, Loretta Sanchez Keep #IceBucketChallenge in the Family

Aug. 15, 2014

John A. Boehner and crew can relax.

Bustos Prods Pals: Be Good #IceBucketChallenge Sports

Aug. 14, 2014

Rep. Cheri Bustos has decided it’s “Game On!” as far as dumping frosty water on one’s self is concerned.

Flashdance: Lawmakers Drench Themselves in Ice Water for Charity (Video)

Aug. 14, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just for late-night funnymen and down-for-whatever daytime news anchors anymore.

Renee Ellmers Sucks GOP Leadership Into Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 14, 2014

Newly minted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, come on down!

Flashdance: Lawmakers Drench Themselves in Ice Water

Aug. 14, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just for late-night funnymen and down-for-whatever daytime news anchors anymore. Lawmakers have caught the water hurling-bug and Roll Call has compiled the best of the best into two minutes of glory.

Party on, congressional splash dancers!

Lisa Murkowski Goes All In on #IceBucketChallenge

Aug. 13, 2014

Bucket, schmucket.

Congressional Bucket Brigade Swells (Video)

Aug. 13, 2014

At the rate things are going, every single congressional lawmaker may very will get roped into the #IceBucketChallenge before the end of the summer.

Roll Caller Throws #IceBucketChallenge to Wasserman Schultz

Aug. 12, 2014

The friendly #IceBucketChallenge that’s got everyone on social media dousing themselves with cold water just got real: Roll Call Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni has officially thrown down.

Politicians Increasingly Game for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Aug. 12, 2014

An infectious fundraising pitch has helped throw cold water on the notion that politicians today just don’t care about anything.

Hackers Jack GPO With Swedish Beats

Aug. 11, 2014

Is it wrong that we kinda dug the risqué enhancement rogue computer programmers unleashed on the Federal Depository Library Program homepage late last week?

‘Drunk History’ Extols Daniel Inouye’s War Record

Aug. 11, 2014

He may be gone, but the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, is not forgotten. Not even by the routinely punchy raconteurs who spin their webs on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.”

David Waddell Logs Next Step in Trek to Washington

Aug. 8, 2014

It’s been far too long since we’ve had a Gene Roddenberry acolyte railing against societal injustices on the House floor.

Cava Co-Founder Campaigns for School Meals Aid

Aug. 7, 2014

Dimitri Moshovitis, co-founder and executive chef of the burgeoning Cava empire, has taken World Food Program USA’s school meals mission to heart — and he’d love to have other local toques lend a hand.

Max Baucus Embraces 44’s Burger Diplomacy

Aug. 7, 2014

Former solon turned Ambassador to China Max Baucus appears to have adopted a page from the administration’s guest dining manual, whisking a Democratic operative visiting the Far East directly to a Western-style kitchen.

Tea Party Rhetoric Strikes Some as Muy Shady

Aug. 5, 2014

No one is surprised the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is holding Sen. Lamar Alexander’s feet to the fire on the raging border security battle. But the group’s use of foreign punctuation has left some in Washington wondering ¿que paso?

Exit Interview: Doug Heye

Aug. 4, 2014

Keeping the party on message is what GOP communications guru Doug Heye has always been paid to do. Thinking things through and behaving graciously are the highly prized extras colleagues say he brought to the negotiating table.

Don Young Gets Grabby With Congressional Aide (Updated)

July 31, 2014

Updated 8:12 p.m. | With the August recess in jeopardy and House Republicans in total disarray, the arm-twisting on Capitol Hill is getting pretty intense.

Digging In to the Kentucky Hot Brown

July 30, 2014

Thank you, Chris Pogue (wherever you may now be), for dispatching this food sleuth on one of the most delectable assignments to date.

Congressional Jam Band Returns to Cantina Marina

July 30, 2014

Part-time rocker Rep. Collin C. Peterson can no longer recall which iteration (the fourth, maybe?) of “The Amendments” he’s playing in these days.

Gabbard, Meng, Sinema Help Launch ‘Cocktails for Change’

July 30, 2014

EMILY’s List is hoping to connect more young professionals with the growing universe of female Democrats via its fledgling “Cocktails for Change” initiative.

Ted Poe Adopts Matt Salmon as a Lone Star Stater (Video)

July 29, 2014

Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: He’s made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan.

Mashup King Tortures Bill Murray With Droning Dick Cheney

July 29, 2014

Our condolences to involuntary time traveler Phil Connors, but political activist Diran Lyons has a rather rude awakening for you.

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