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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:

Rogue Cartographer Attempts to Cheer Up Everyone

Feb. 6, 2014

Lest anyone on Capitol Hill worry that abysmal congressional approval ratings (13 percent as of last month ) mean that most of the country loathes #ThisTown and those who make their living here, just know that someone out there is still rooting for you.

Ris Lacoste Redefines Fast Food at Newest Venture | Food Court

Feb. 5, 2014

Some local toques start small while dreaming big, tirelessly working their way from modest venture to name brand via fits and starts of epicurean inspiration.

(The Legend of) Capitol Hill Fox Lives On!

Feb. 5, 2014

Dead. Alive. Zombified.

Satirist Mines ‘Mean Girls’-GOP Connection

Feb. 5, 2014

TV scriptwriter and social media maven Nina Bargiel is completely mystified by what our elected leaders are up to these days.

Foreign Affairs Committee Crew Coalesces Around Winter Olympics

Feb. 4, 2014

Members of the usually combative Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday buried the hatchet long enough to rally behind the U.S. Olympic team.

Today’s Congressional Special: Grasshopper Soup

Feb. 4, 2014

No word on whether the unsuspecting House staffer who got served an apparently insect-laden cup of soup whilst dining Tuesday in a congressional cafeteria leaped right out of his/her chair. But we’ve got to imagine the meal-time surprise did not sit well.

Mark Warner Ready to Kick Justin Bieber to the Curb

Feb. 4, 2014

Canadian troublemaker Justin Bieber ought to be thankful Sen. Mark Warner doesn’t have the final word on foreign relations.

Conspiracy Theories Swirl Concerning Fate of Capitol Hill Fox

Feb. 4, 2014

The sullen-sounding updates began trickling in just as the morning rush hour shifted into high gear.

Milton Wolf’s Family Feud

Feb. 3, 2014

Meet Senate hopeful Milton Wolf.

Radel Gone, but Not Forgotten

Feb. 3, 2014

Just because ex-Rep. Trey Radel tendered his resignation a week ago, doesn’t mean GOP leaders are ready to let him go just yet.

Funny Ladies Get Serious About Women's Rights

Feb. 3, 2014

Her irreverent “State of the Uterus” address may be in the rearview, but satirist Lizz Winstead is already looking forward to stirring the electoral pot this fall. And she’s got a posse of high profile pals coming along for the ride.

Capitol Complex Crawling With Critters

Feb. 3, 2014

First there was Capitol Hill Fox. Then a snowy owl swooped into town.

Veggie Caucus Ready to Rock Meat-Free Week

Jan. 31, 2014

During most of the year, members of the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association must scrounge around for the few, non-animal-born scraps dining purveyors such as Capitol Hill contractor Restaurant Associates sparingly — and sometimes, begrudgingly — dish out to diet-conscious staffers.

Chabot, Holtz Huddle at GOP Retreat

Jan. 31, 2014

Leave it to Speaker John A. Boehner to bring fellow Ohio Republican Steve Chabot face to face with his past.

The Whiskey Boom

Jan. 29, 2014

Although its family of painstakingly renovated restaurants technically fit the definition of a chain, each Rí Rá property is custom-tailored to the community the lively pub is to serve.

Washington, Colorado Delegations Go Big on Super Bowl Bet

Jan. 29, 2014

House lawmakers with ties to the championship-seeking teams — the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks — scheduled to duke it out for world dominance Sunday during Super Bowl XLVIII, have raised the stakes by wagering some curious comestibles.

Republicans Flock to Duck Dynasty Star

Jan. 29, 2014

While Democrats were busy staking out POTUS-accessible aisle seats hours ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Republican lawmakers had plenty of time to mix and mingle with those on hand for the political spectacle.

'Hi, My Name Is ___!' — Hard to Forget Freshman Names

Jan. 29, 2014

On Capitol Hill, name recognition is the ultimate cachet.

Capitol Hill Fox Resurfaces Pre-SOTU

Jan. 28, 2014

Looks like someone just realized there’s going to be an army of television crews and paparazzi pointing and shooting their way across the Capitol this evening.

Comics Lambast GOP in ‘State of the Uterus’ Address

Jan. 28, 2014

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show” is no longer willing to take the legislating of women’s bodies lying down. That’s why she’s storming the Web late on Tuesday — and all 50 state capitals later this fall — to rail against any infringement against reproductive rights.

Welcoming Jesse Ferguson Back to D.C.

Jan. 28, 2014

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee aide Jesse Ferguson is returning to D.C. after hitting the road last year to deal with a bout of cancer.

Staffers: Remember Those IDs! Especially on SOTU Night

Jan. 28, 2014

Roll Call public service announcement: Always have your ID in the Capitol. Just ask Doug Heye, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s deputy chief of staff for communications.

American Grill’s Super Bowl Burger Clash

Jan. 28, 2014

Restaurant Associates is playing on Super Bowl mania by serving up a pair of custom burgers designed to stoke fans’ competitive natures.

Pete Seeger Struck a Chord With America

Jan. 28, 2014

Famed folk singer Pete Seeger has died, leaving a void in the socially conscious musicverse that’s been felt all the way to the Oval Office.

Duck Dynasty Star Stirs Up Pre-SOTU Drama

Jan. 28, 2014

Twitter went a little crazy Tuesday, after it appeared that a pair of U.S. lawmakers might be trying to lay claim to the same reality TV star as their State of the Union “get.”

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