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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:

Senate Aide Officially Ushers in the Holiday Season — on Letterhead

Dec. 3, 2014

“Could this be any more #thistown?” an HOH tipster bemoaned in passing along the holiday missive Hayden Rogers, chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., recently distributed to work colleagues.

Overheard: Sink or Swim With Joe Manchin

Dec. 2, 2014

“We go out in the middle of the Potomac, and that way nobody can jump or swim. They’ve gotta talk.”

Lawmakers Commemorate a Decade of AIDS Activism

Dec. 2, 2014

Current lawmakers and congressional alumni are joining with the Motion Picture Association of America to tout the philanthropic efforts of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Solons Follow Blues Brothers' Lead

Dec. 2, 2014

In a rare show of unanimity, House lawmakers Tuesday overwhelmingly agreed to permanently drive a wedge between Nazi sympathizers and future social security benefits.

Booze Crews Toast Mark Amodei, Linda Sánchez

Dec. 2, 2014

Beverage slingers are raising their glasses to Reps. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., and Linda T. Sánchez, D-Calif., for being so darn agreeable.

Contempt for Elizabeth Lauten Spreads Far and Wide

Dec. 1, 2014

It seems that no one, or anything, is immune from the seething rage Elizabeth Lauten fomented by launching a personal attack against Sasha and Malia Obama.

Stephen Fincher Catches Shrapnel From Aide’s Attack on Obama Girls

Dec. 1, 2014

Rep. Stephen Fincher is getting blasted from all sides following the departure of a communications aide forced to eat crow over the holiday weekend after lambasting the teenage daughters of President Barack Obama.

Illinoisans Invited to Toast Statehood Day

Nov. 26, 2014

The Illinois State Society is throwing down on Dec. 3 in the Capitol Visitor Center for Illinois Statehood Day. And any Land of Lincolners looking to get their Prairie State on are welcome to partake.

Relive the Horror of the Midterm Emailing Blitz

Nov. 26, 2014

The political watchdogs over at Represent.us are pitting the greatest misses from this year’s avalanche of hyper-panicky, completely tone deaf, patently absurd fundraising pleas in a last ditch effort to duly recognize the all-stars of public relations suckdom.

Immigration Bill Killer Needs a New Home

Nov. 25, 2014

A House Republican aide who fancies himself the straw that broke a 2013 bipartisan immigration proposal’s back is hoping one of the conservatives coming to Congress next January could use a little help from a procedural whiz.

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.

Laying the Foundation for a Congressional Twitter Feed

Nov. 19, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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