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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:

House Panel Approves Boehner's D.C. Vouchers Bill

Oct. 9, 2015

Updated 2:30 p.m. | As the House Republican Conference continues to navigate an unpredictable leadership situation, outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner got one piece of good news Friday: his bill reauthorizing a D.C. school vouchers program moved forward.

In Speaker Possibilities, a Lack of Women

Oct. 8, 2015

Look at the list of potential Republican candidates to be the next speaker of the House and one thing becomes clear: It’s male-dominated.

D.C. Councilmembers Oppose Boehner's Vouchers Bill

Oct. 8, 2015

Eight members of the District of Columbia City Council expressed their opposition Thursday to Speaker John A. Boehner’s bill to reauthorize a D.C. school voucher program.

'What the Hell?!' Mayhem After McCarthy's Exit (Video)

Oct. 8, 2015

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra was about to do an interview with CNN, when the shocking news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s was taking himself out of the race to become the next speaker broke.

Senate Panel Moves to Alter D.C. Metro Board

Oct. 7, 2015

One Senate committee took action Wednesday to wield congressional power over the District of Columbia’s Metro system amid criticism over safety and service.

Senators Move to 'Ban the Box' in Federal Government

Oct. 7, 2015

Senators once again proved there may be room for bipartisanship when it comes to criminal justice issues, with one panel advancing a measure to “ban the box” in the federal government.

Sanders to Talk Trade, Wall Street at Democratic Debate

Oct. 6, 2015

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he is looking to engage with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade and financial issues at the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate.

Cotton Blocks Nominees After Secret Service Chaffetz Probe

Oct. 5, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced Monday he would place a hold on three ambassadorial nominations until there are consequences — and a criminal investigation — for Secret Service agents who allegedly accessed a congressman’s private records.

Congress Ponders Changes to Library of Congress Under New Leader

Oct. 5, 2015

The Library of Congress will have a new leader for the first time in nearly three decades, creating an opening for Congress to make some changes at the 200-year-old institution.

John Boehner Introduces D.C. Vouchers Bill (Updated)

Oct. 5, 2015

Updated 5:31 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner is poised to end his speakership the way he started it, by introducing a measure to reauthorize the District of Columbia school voucher program.

Committee to Consider D.C. School Voucher Measure

Oct. 2, 2015

House Republicans will work to to cement a part of Speaker John A. Boehner’s legacy next week by taking up a measure aimed at reauthorizing one of his pet projects.

9/11 Health Program Expires Amid Funding Showdown

Oct. 1, 2015

Congress averted a government shutdown Wednesday, but allowed another funding deadline to pass unfulfilled.

Gridlock to Governing: Staffer Joins D.C. Council Office

Sept. 30, 2015

Keenan Austin’s work day now begins by climbing the steps of the John A. Wilson building, instead of the Cannon House Office Building.

'Papa!' Thousands Greet Pope Francis at the Capitol

Sept. 24, 2015

“Buenos días,” Pope Francis said to the thousands gathered on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The crowd responded with an eruption of cheers and applause.

Former Rep. Howard Coble in Critical Condition

Sept. 23, 2015

Former Rep. Howard Coble is in critical condition, breathing with the aid of a ventilator, after complications from a skin cancer surgery, according to a Greensboro, N.C., news report.

7th Grader Earns Seat in Chamber for Pope Address

Sept. 23, 2015

Dylan Lopez earned his seat in the House chamber for Pope Francis’ address to Congress Thursday. And he’ll be among the youngest in the room.

Capitol Workers Hope Pope Will Help Movement

Sept. 22, 2015

Two blocks from the Capitol, hundreds of federal contract workers, including 60 Capitol workers, gathered Tuesday to welcome Pope Francis to the United States and pray his presence would push lawmakers to raise their wages and allow for union representation.

Sodexo Officer Looks to Practice 'Culinary Diplomacy'

Sept. 22, 2015

When Francisco “Frank” Fimbres was 10 years old, he began working in his family’s grocery store chain in Mexico called “Calidad Maxima,” or “Maximum in Quality” in English. Two decades later, he’s working to ensure food in the House of Representatives embodies that maximum quality.

Pope Francis' Capitol Address Will Funnel Visitors to Checkpoints

Sept. 21, 2015

Access to the Capitol campus will be limited Thursday, as security officials funnel tens of thousands of people, including lawmakers and staff, through a series of checkpoints as they head to the Capitol for Pope Francis’ address to Congress.

Lawmakers Take Aim at Synthetic Drugs

Sept. 18, 2015

As partisan divisions threaten to lead to a government shutdown, some members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are uniting against a common foe: synthetic drugs.

Celebs to Rock the Mall for Pope Francis Address

Sept. 17, 2015

While roughly 50,000 people are expected to stand on the Capitol’s West Lawn to watch Pope Francis’ congressional address, thousands more are expected to rally on the National Mall across the street and they’ll be rocking out to some Earth-friendly tunes.

Democrats Push Guaranteed Federal Pay in Shutdown

Sept. 17, 2015

With Congress hurtling toward a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the government, some lawmakers are working to ensure federal workers will be paid in the event of a shutdown.

9/11 First Responders, Jon Stewart Push for Health Care Benefits

Sept. 16, 2015

Keith LeBow maneuvered his blue walker around the Capitol’s East Front Lawn Wednesday morning with an inhaler in his pocket. His slew of diseases stem from his work removing rubble and assisting with search, rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Roads Around Capitol to Close for Pope's Visit

Sept. 14, 2015

The U.S. Capitol Police has announced a series of street closures and security notices in anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to the nation’s capital next week.

New Library of Congress CIO Looks to Right the Ship

Sept. 14, 2015

For the first time since 2012, the Library of Congress has a permanent chief information officer to oversee technology at the more than 200-year-old institution.

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