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Bridget Bowman


Bridget Bowman is a campus reporter for Roll Call, covering the Capitol Hill community, House and Senate administration, legislative agencies and congressional oversight over the District of Columbia.

Prior to covering the Capitol campus, Bridget worked as a Roll Call intern where she contributed to “Hill Life” and assisted the House, Senate and politics teams. Bridget was a broadcast desk assistant at PBS NewsHour before joining Roll Call. She worked with the politics unit to coordinate broadcast segments and contributed to the “Morning Line,” a daily political newsletter.

Bridget’s other journalism experience includes internships at NBC's "Meet the Press" and WBBZ-TV’s "Political Buzz," a weekly political talk show in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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Stories by Bridget Bowman:

Revving the Engines of Bipartisanship

Sept. 17, 2014

Don’t be too surprised if you see a Mustang and Corvette racing around Northwest D.C . . . followed by a motorcade of Secret Service officers.

Bipartisan Bloc Coalesces Behind CR, Syrian Rebels Amendment

Sept. 16, 2014

Despite lingering reservations on both sides of the aisle, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats is coming together behind proposals to arm Syrian rebels and fund the government beyond Sept. 30.

5 Vacancies on Next Year's 50 Richest List

Sept. 16, 2014

There are at least five lawmakers topping Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list for the final time. They are the wealthiest retirees who also happen to be on our Casualty List.

D.C. Statehood Hearing Explores Other Options

Sept. 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. residents crowded into a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Monday to witness the first hearing on D.C. statehood in two decades, though enacting statehood in the 113th Congress is not likely anytime soon.

Lobbyist Thomas H. Boggs Jr. Dies at Age 73

Sept. 15, 2014

Thomas Boggs Jr., partner at Patton Boggs, a major lobbying firm in Washington, died Monday at the age of 73.

Bill Maher Names Flip a District Pick

Sept. 12, 2014

Updated: 3:44 p.m. | From now until Election Day, comedian Bill Maher has made it his mission to ensure Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., does not come back to Congress.

CBO Announces YouTube Channel

Sept. 12, 2014

Can’t get enough of budget hearings? The Congressional Budget Office has you covered.

Polls Show Two Democrats Trailing in New York

Sept. 12, 2014

Two new polls showed a duo of House Democrats trailing in competitive races in upstate New York.

Deadline for Obama's Immigration Action Hard to Pin Down (Video)

Sept. 11, 2014

End of the year? By Christmas? By Thanksgiving?

'Muslims for Life' Blood Drive Honors 9/11 Victims

Sept. 11, 2014

After the Capitol Hill community observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, volunteers went to work in the Rayburn House Office building to facilitate the annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive in the Capitol.

Republicans Bid Farewell to Bachmann ... for Now

Sept. 11, 2014

“Guess what, Nancy Pelosi? I’m not going anywhere,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the more than 100 people gathered at her private farewell event Wednesday evening.

Capitol Hill Club Clothing Drive Benefits Veterans

Sept. 10, 2014

As the debate over military action against ISIS captivated Capitol Hill Wednesday, staffers and lawmakers gathered to help veterans from our most recent wars in their transition to civilian life.

Just 9 Women Rank in 50 Richest

Sept. 10, 2014

Only nine women made it onto Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list this year, and all are Democrats — save for lone Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee.

15 Senators Among 50 Richest Members of Congress

Sept. 10, 2014

Senators comprised 30 percent of Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list this year.

House Members Dominate 50 Richest List

Sept. 10, 2014

Members of the House outnumbered their Senate counterparts on Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list by a margin of more than 2-to-1.

Patrick Leahy's Photos on Display at Georgetown Law

Sept. 9, 2014

Between his legislative duties as the senior senator from Vermont, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate president pro tem, Patrick J. Leahy can often be spotted behind the lens of a camera.

Lameness of Post-Election Session Could Hinge on Results

Sept. 9, 2014

There’s no “fiscal cliff” or global financial crisis for this year’s post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy.

Niger Innis Hopes to Expand Tea Party Base and Influence | Downtown Moves

Sept. 8, 2014

With an eye on looming legislative battles over immigration, the Export-Import Bank and foreign policy, Niger Innis is on a mission to prove that the tea party is still a force to be reckoned with on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Gwen Moore Arrested During Fast-Food Protest

Sept. 5, 2014

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., was arrested Thursday afternoon while protesting with fast-food workers during nationwide strikes to raise the minimum wage.

Former Hill Aide, Assistant U.S. Attorney to Lead MLB Investigations Unit

Sept. 4, 2014

Bryan Seeley, a former assistant U.S. attorney in D.C., joined a different team Thursday. Seeley will now lead Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations as MLB’s vice president of investigations and deputy general counsel.

Army Veteran Shane Scherer Joins Roskam's Staff as Constituent Advocate | Hill Climber

Aug. 28, 2014

As President Barack Obama addressed the American Legion Wednesday and stressed the importance of regaining veterans’ trust after the Veterans Affairs health care crisis, retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Scherer was in the middle of his second week as a congressional staffer.

In D.C., African-Americans Ask After Ferguson, What's Next?

Aug. 28, 2014

A young African-American girl sat on the winding stair case at Busboys and Poets on K Street Wednesday, peering through the railing at the crowd gathered below. She might have been wondering what all the fuss was about. She might not have realized it was about her.

Democrat Describes Race as Party's Best Pickup Opportunity (Video)

Aug. 26, 2014

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar called his bid for California’s 31st District the Democrats’ best chance to pick up a Republican seat in the midterms.

Candidate Interview: Pete Aguilar (D) CA-31

Aug. 26, 2014

The mayor of Redlands, Calif., who is running for the open seat in California's 31st District, visited Roll Call on July 16.

Judge OKs New Florida Congressional Map for 2016

Aug. 22, 2014

A state judge upheld the Florida legislature’s newly revised congressional map Friday, ruling the redrawn House districts should apply to the 2016 elections.

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