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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 Fox: Monuments Fan

Jan. 10, 2014

We know money’s tight over at the U.S. National Park Service (thanks, sequester!), so HOH has taken the liberty of penning the following public service announcement free of charge:

Overheard: Minnesota Rockets Past Mars in Cold Wars

Jan. 10, 2014

“You talked about the severe cold. I’m aware of this since people keep citing the number that northern Minnesota was colder than Mars for a period of time last week.”

Now That's a Traffic Jam: Bullock Needles Christie About Bridgegate

Jan. 9, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock offered embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a sneak peek at what it would take to bring commuters to a standstill in the Treasure State.

Gabby Giffords Flies High on Tragic Anniversary

Jan. 8, 2014

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spent Wednesday morning soaring through the clouds above the Grand Canyon State to mark the third anniversary of her survival of a horrific shooting.

A Meditation on the Quiet Time Caucus

Jan. 8, 2014

When last we checked in with Rep. Tim Ryan, the contemplative pol was still laying the groundwork for a stress relief initiative he hoped fellow lawmakers and staffers would rally around.

Keeping Up With the Capitol Hill Fox

Jan. 8, 2014

And the hits keep coming.

Alan Grayson Facing a Leaner 2014

Jan. 7, 2014

Rep. Alan Grayson faces a new year fraught with financial uncertainty, a one-two punch predicated on a bogus stock loan plan that sapped tens of millions of dollars from his expansive portfolio, as well as a newly publicized divorce.

The Capitol Hill Fox Gets Around

Jan. 7, 2014

It seems that the stray red fox — which shall go nameless for the time being (and recently made itself known to staffers) — is not afraid to mingle with the little people.

Pat Toomey Portends Ellen Page’s Chilling Demise

Jan. 6, 2014

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey has a message for the plucky, pint-sized star of 2007’s teen pregnancy dramedy: bundle up.

Team Roskam Puts Capitol Dome in Perspective

Jan. 6, 2014

Ever glance up at the Capitol and think to yourself, “Ehh”?

Mark Pocan Plays Mr. Wizard in Frigid Wisconsin

Jan. 6, 2014

Frigid conditions got you down?

Capitol Hill: Where the Wild Things Are

Jan. 6, 2014

It appears that there’s a slightly dangerous, but very colorful character roaming around the Capitol complex in 2014.

Jared Polis’ Punctuation Push

Jan. 6, 2014

Rep. Jared Polis has as of late been having some trouble squeezing in everything he wants to share on social media.

HOH Year in Review: It Takes a Village Edition

Dec. 31, 2013

Keeping tabs on all the shenanigans our elected officials get into is what this column is all about. And, as you might have noticed, there’s more than enough ridiculousness to go around.

HOH Year in Review: Ode to Semnani Edition

Dec. 31, 2013

As die-hard HOH fans are undoubtedly aware, this institution underwent a paradigm shift earlier this year when my co-columnist and partner, Neda Semnani, took her leave in order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-fledged author.

Rand Paul Boo-Hoos the Lack of Burgoo

Dec. 27, 2013

Dry those tears, Sen. Rand Paul.

Team Lujan Grisham Looks Ready to Eat

Dec. 24, 2013

How are your Christmas Eve dinner plans coming along?

Zest Vets Go Modern Mexican at Aqua 301

Dec. 20, 2013

David E. Bonior cast his last vote in the House of Representatives more than a decade ago.

Doug Heye’s Handsome Convention

Dec. 20, 2013

Do we spy a dapper caucus in the making?

DMV-Q: Smoking Out Worthwhile Barbecue

Dec. 20, 2013

The holidays are as good a time as any to reward oneself with a plate of smoky, delicious barbecue.

Rohrabacher Comes Clean About Messy Housing Dispute

Dec. 20, 2013

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is not only confident he will be vindicated in an ongoing legal tussle — a rather nasty affair in which a former landlord claims that the California Republican and his family caused tens of thousands of dollars in property damage — he’s fairly certain he brought it on himself by serving in the public eye.

Harry Reid Warms to Rand Paul

Dec. 19, 2013

Call it a Christmas miracle.

Loretta Sanchez Had to Sell Disney on 2013 Christmas Card

Dec. 18, 2013

Holiday greeting maven Loretta Sanchez has become famous around these parts for dreaming up elaborately staged Christmas cards featuring herself, her family members and her beloved pets.

Tareq Salahi Wants What Frank Wolf’s Got

Dec. 17, 2013

Aspiring lawmaker Tareq Salahi may not have clinched the Virginia governorship that he wanted this past fall. But he’s more than willing to slide into the seat retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., has now put into play for 2014.

Team Polis Treated to Barnyard Christmas

Dec. 16, 2013

Rep. Jared Polis pulled out all the stops for this year’s office Christmas party, hosting nearly three dozen holiday revelers — along with a traveling petting zoo — at his Capitol Hill home on Dec. 12.

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