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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:

Capitol Hill Cop Spices Things Up as ‘Three Sheets Chef’

Nov. 25, 2014

Capitol Police Officer Terry Heffernan told HOH he caught the acting bug while in college.

Aloha! Tammy Duckworth Welcomes Baby Girl

Nov. 20, 2014

Soldier. Lawmaker. Mother.

Lee Zeldin Making Friends All Over Congress

Nov. 19, 2014

Rep.-elect Lee Zeldin has only been around Capitol Hill for a few days, but he’s already making quite the impression among the New York delegation.

Mark Pocan Dishes About Kringle

Nov. 19, 2014

Square meals, schmare meals. Rep. Mark Pocan is more interested in circular arguments.

DCanter Uncorks Concierge Service

Nov. 19, 2014

DCanter wine shop wants to make enjoying a relaxing bottle (or 12) so easy, staff will do everything — short of strolling into your kitchen and topping off a balloon goblet — to speed the process along via a new custom-ordering program.

Laying the Foundation for a Congressional Twitter Feed

Nov. 19, 2014

Which came first: the rock-star hog castrator or the egg?

Pols Rally to Help Veterans Shift Into Tech Mode

Nov. 18, 2014

A group of bipartisan lawmakers is lending a hand to a newly formed support network aimed at moving returning veterans onto the front lines of data crunching.

Alicia Menendez to Talk Change With Cory Booker at Union Market

Nov. 18, 2014

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, are two of the highest ranking officials scheduled to share their thoughts Wednesday during Fusion’s inaugural “RiseUp” summit.

Capitol Hill Cops Ham It Up in Prospective Doritos Ad

Nov. 17, 2014

Apart from walking the same beat, Capitol Police Officers Terry Heffernan and Brian Stevers also share a passion for acting — a creative outlet currently being fed by starring rolls in a would-be Doritos commercial.

Congressional Ribbing Devolves Into Game of Moans

Nov. 17, 2014

Mischief makers in the employ of Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn went medieval on one of their own in an ongoing prank war commemorating everyone’s unrelenting march toward grim death.

Boehner’s Birthday Stirs Up the Sentimental (Updated)

Nov. 17, 2014

Updated 5:30 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner cracked the old 6-5 on Monday, a milestone event that did not go unnoticed by colleagues real and imagined.

Tim Ryan Concentrates on Keeping Mindfulness Around

Nov. 14, 2014

Rep. Tim Ryan is expected to share his thought-provoking life hacks with the Zen seekers assembling in Arlington, Va., for the Mindful Leadership Summit.

Lawmakers Line Up Behind Veteran Retraining Efforts

Nov. 14, 2014

Pols from different sides of the aisle are lockstep when it comes to the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping disabled veterans break into the financial services field.

Hill Staffers Soldier Through Bison Day Reception

Nov. 13, 2014

Congress had been gone for weeks before trickling back into town Wednesday for the latest lame-duck session. A few hundred congressional aides celebrated the triumphant return of the resurgent Republican Party by getting their fill (and then some) of food, drink and plush collectibles at the National Bison Day reception.

From the Drive-Thru to Congress: The Fast-Food Caucus Dishes

Nov. 13, 2014

Apart from her immediate family — and, perhaps, the hog castrators of the world — no one appears to be prouder of Iowa Republican Joni Ernst than those she used to break bake bread with.

STEM Researchers to Dazzle Teens, Lawmakers With Science

Nov. 12, 2014

A handful of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fellows are making the most of a whirlwind trip to D.C., huddling this week with administration officials and education-minded solons all in the service of stoking the analytical minds of tomorrow.

Jim McDermott Marshals Support Around 'Korengal'

Nov. 12, 2014

Ex-Navy psychiatrist-turned-Rep. Jim McDermott will attempt to kick-start a conversation about veterans’ mental health issues by hosting a screening Thursday of the Afghanistan war-tracking documentary, “Korengal.”

Thundering Herds Expected Wednesday for Bison Day Fest

Nov. 11, 2014

The bison lobby is storming back onto the Hill Wednesday for its annual congressional reception — a celebration of things large, lumbering and mammalian.

Diran Lyons Rings Obama’s Bell

Nov. 10, 2014

Pop culture slicer-and-dicer Diran Lyons has pieced together a new video wherein President Barack Obama maintains a laser-like focus on just two things: razing hell and sinking putts.

Pro-Japanese Politicians Honored for Their Global Outreach

Nov. 7, 2014

While the rest of us spent the week fixating on everything that is wrong with Congress, the Japanese extolled the good that federal lawmakers can do by conferring one of that country’s top honors upon Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott and Wisconsin Republican Reps. Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner.

Bend the Elbow With Northwesterners at Annual Beer Fest

Nov. 7, 2014

The state societies for expats from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington are once again taking over the North Hall of Eastern Market to celebrate their favorite regional export: craft beer.

Politics and Prose, Busboys and Poets on Same Page About Expanding Readership

Nov. 6, 2014

The independent D.C bookstore no serious author — lawmakers included — can ignore and the socially conscious meeting place fostered by political activist Andy Shallal are coming together to help venerate the written word.

Barbara Lee Delivers Her Own Wave

Nov. 6, 2014

Yes, yes, the Republicans have decisively taken over both chambers of Congress for the first time in nearly a decade.

Virginia Democrats: Kind of Blue

Nov. 5, 2014

The raft of incoming GOP lawmakers that flooded the rapidly reddening maps TV news outlets relentlessly flashed on election night did little to shake the resolve of Virginia Democrats.

Mark Warner and the (Almost) Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night

Nov. 5, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — After stringing a hotel ballroom full of supporters along for over four-and-a-half hours — and, himself, being kept in the dark about his professional future by nebulous return results — Sen. Mark Warner made an executive decision to call the still-undecided race in his favor.

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