May 30, 2015

Warren Rojas

Bio:

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:

Pat Tiberi, Bill Pascrell to Ball at Bocce Bash

May 29, 2015

Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will attempt to bowl over competitors onJune 1 at the 3rd Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament.

Gird Your Loins for Testy Fest 2015

May 28, 2015

Always fantasized about taking the proverbial bull by the balls? The Montana State Society wants to help turn that dream into a reality via the 11th Annual Testy Fest.

We Are Watchmen Raps Things Up for Ted Cruz

May 27, 2015

Christian musicians We Are Watchmen want the world to know we’re all doomed — unless Sen. Ted Cruz is handed the keys to the White House ASAFP.

House Aide Readies to Rock Awesome Con

May 27, 2015

Andrew Aydin, aide to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and co-author of the duo’s trilogy of graphic novels, this weekend is set to brave the wilds of Awesome Con solo.

Join a Political Dynasty Lickety-Click

May 26, 2015

Author and aspiring genealogist A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to prove mankind is one happy family — a theory that has borne out previously unknown connections to a who’s who of political heavies.

Lamar Alexander Pines to Play Piano Man

May 22, 2015

Nothing worse than watching plans for a nice, leisurely long holiday weekend dashed by the political ambitions of contrarian colleagues.

Hillary Clinton Chugs Along

May 22, 2015

Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton Friday is dragging campaign reporters — kicking and screaming, no doubt — to one of the happiest places on earth. (No, it’s not Disney World.)

Find Your Flavor of Philanthropy

May 21, 2015

In the mood to put your money where your mouth is? A number of non-profits would love to help you do just that in the coming weeks.

Throwback: Alec Baldwin Schools David Letterman in Congressional Relations

May 20, 2015

Before bidding adieu to late-night talk show icon David Letterman, who will sign off Wednesday after three decades, HOH wanted to revisit the comparison between the two chambers that entertainer and activist Alex Baldwin shared years ago with the “Late Show” host.

Suzan DelBene Helps Aide Get Hitched

May 19, 2015

Rep. Suzan DelBene’s professional family expanded by one this past weekend, after her chief of staff, Aaron Schmidt, went ahead and tied the knot with Justin Zielke.

Steve Israel Assembling Writer’s Caucus

May 19, 2015

Lawmaker/novelist Steve Israel wants to bring other pols into the publishing fold. And he’s already got around a dozen takers who have signed on to attend Wednesday’s inaugural meeting of the Congressional Writers Caucus.

Existentialists Watch, Wonder in Digital Cloakroom

May 19, 2015

Capitol Hill can be a confusing place, even for insiders.

Redditor ­­Can’t Quite Figure Out Republicans

May 18, 2015

Never mind attempting to navigate the intellectual mind field that is political ideology. One social media sleuth would just like someone (anyone) to shed a little light on a burning question about the GOP.

Kirsten Gillibrand, Mark Warner Stand Behind 'SLUT'

May 18, 2015

Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Mark Warner of Virginia are scheduled to lend their voices Tuesday to “SLUT: The Play,” a teen-led look into modern rape coming to the Warner Theatre for one night only.

Friends of the Earth Out to Bury Earl Blumenauer

May 18, 2015

Environmental activists are throwing Rep. Earl Blumenauer under the zero-emission, biodiesel-fueled bus for openly embracing broader trade-promotion authority.

Schumer Family Ties Blanket the Airwaves

May 15, 2015

Turns out Sen. Charles E. Schumer can score airtime without even having to beeline for the next available live shot.

Armadillo Balls Out at Capitol Hill Zoo Reception

May 14, 2015

A nine-banded armadillo delights attendees at the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums event in the Rayburn cafeteria Wednesday.

Camilla Captivates Capitol Hill (Video)

May 14, 2015

Yes, watching a grown man scootch in next to a disinterested pig for a selfie is funny.

Sea Change for Taste of America?

May 14, 2015

Call us crazy, but this could be the most delicious — and nautical — Roll Call Taste of America yet.

GOP Aide Rises to the (Special) Occasion

May 14, 2015

For the most part, the experimental projects self-styled baker Christine Martin conjures up on any given weekend wind up in the bellies of her office mates.

Hillite None Too Pleased About Corporate Creep

May 13, 2015

One member of the Capitol Hill community finds nothing convenient about having retail giants systematically picking off hospitality providers that have been around for decades.

Rayburn — Where the Wild Things Are

May 13, 2015

Animal caretakers from around the country Wednesday will once again show off their furry/scaly/creepy/crawly charges during the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums congressional reception.

Team DelBene Taking Wedding Season By Storm

May 13, 2015

A trio of aides in the employ of Rep. Suzan DelBene are well on their way to walking down the aisle — including one whom the Washington Democrat is expected to marry off this Saturday.

Gothamite Gaga About Nancy Pelosi’s Devotion to Family

May 12, 2015

A New Yorker was presently surprised to spot House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mingling with a Greenwich Village congregation on Mother’s Day. Most of all, she adored watching the California Democrat dote on her grandkids.

Polish Group to Fete Mikulski, Kaptur

May 12, 2015

Members of the American Polish Advisory Council are expected to honor Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., during an inaugural reception Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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