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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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Congressional Future Caucus Promotes 'Giving Tuesday'

Nov. 26, 2014

After shoppers hunt for the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some members of Congress are hoping Americans will pull out their wallets and roll up their sleeves for “Giving Tuesday.”

Report Outlines Constituent Meeting Do's and Don'ts

Nov. 26, 2014

Constituent participation is the key to scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation.

D.C. Statehood Activists Looking Toward GOP Congress

Nov. 25, 2014

If anyone understands what a “grungy game” politics can be, it’s Capitol Hill staffers.

Two Veteran Capitol Hill Staffers Honored for Leadership

Nov. 24, 2014

Two veteran Hill Staffers have been recognized for their commitment to public service and their leadership at a reception last week in the Capitol Building.

Millennium Challenge Corporation Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Nov. 24, 2014

While bipartisan efforts in Congress can seem few and far between, policymakers from across the ideological spectrum point to the tenth anniversary of the Millennium Challenge Corporation as evidence they can find common ground when addressing global development.

Marion Barry, 4-Term Mayor and D.C. Councilmember, Dies at 78

Nov. 23, 2014

Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry died Sunday at the age of 78.

D.C. Health Care Enrollment Site Down Until Saturday Night

Nov. 21, 2014

Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers looking to enroll in the health care exchanges this weekend will have to wait until Saturday night, as the website administering enrollment is down for maintenance. The enrollment period for congressional employees began on Nov. 10 and ends on Dec. 8.

Ron Johnson Open to Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Nov. 21, 2014

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., likely the next chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over Washington, D.C., said Thursday that he would like to hold a hearing on marijuana legalization.

New Members of Congress Flip for Office Selection (Slideshow)

Nov. 19, 2014

On the final day of orientation, new members of Congress, their staff and the media packed into a Rayburn committee hearing room Wednesday to find out their fate for office selection.

Capitol Dome Braces for Next Phase of Restoration

Nov. 19, 2014

With frigid winds whipping around the 288 foot-tall Capitol Dome, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers said the next phase of the nearly $60 million restoration project has begun.

Former Sergeant-at-Arms Howard Greene Dies at 73

Nov. 18, 2014

Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Howard O. Greene Jr. died at his home in Alexandria, Va., Sunday at the age of 73.

Say Cheese! New Members of Congress Pose for Class Photo

Nov. 18, 2014

Just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 58 new members of Congress participated in an orientation rite of passage: the class photo.

Chris Christie Gives Advice to New House Republican Members

Nov. 17, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., stopped by the Capitol Monday to have lunch with Republican representatives-elect in the members’ dining room, imparting his own wisdom about finding common ground and getting things done.

Tree Honoring Emmett Till Planted at the Capitol

Nov. 17, 2014

As rain poured onto the Capitol grounds Monday morning, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., joined Republican senators and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to plant a tree on the north side of the Capitol in honor of Emmett Till.

Chris Christie to Address New Republican House Members

Nov. 17, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, will be on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon to address the newly elected Republican House members.

Lawmakers Give Advice to New Members of Congress

Nov. 14, 2014

The final day of the first week of orientation started bright and early Friday morning with an opportunity to learn from current lawmakers at a briefing titled, “If I Knew Then What I Know Now.”

New Member Orientation? There's an App for That

Nov. 14, 2014

For the first time ever, incoming lawmakers are encouraged to use an app to guide them through new member orientation.

Female Senators Meet for 'Power Workshop'

Nov. 14, 2014

Right at the border between the House and the Senate sits a hideaway office, adorned with two chandeliers and pictures of past female senators.

Capitol Workers Strike for Higher Wages

Nov. 13, 2014

Although executive actions don’t necessarily affect legislative branch contracts, a handful of contract workers walked off their food-services jobs in the Capitol Visitor Center Thursday to join a protest urging President Barack Obama to act to raise wages.

Learning by Doing: New House Members Juggle Orientation and Governing

Nov. 13, 2014

Newly elected House members filed into the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium Thursday morning to be briefed on how to run a congressional office, but three of them were already putting their operations into action.

Norton Introduces Bill to Eliminate NFL Tax-Exempt Status

Nov. 12, 2014

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the tax-exempt status for the National Football League, saying it benefits from promoting a “racial slur.”

Pack Up Your Troubles: Members Begin Moving Out

Nov. 12, 2014

What does one do with 24 golden bulldogs?

Orientation: Some Are Old, Some Are New, Most Are Red, a Few Are Blue

Nov. 12, 2014

On a sunny Wednesday in the nation’s capital, new members of Congress got their first taste of life as lawmakers in Washington, complete with meetings and run-ins with the press.

John Dingell to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (Updated)

Nov. 10, 2014

Updated 12:15 a.m. | Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Nov. 24.

Former Rep. Philip Crane Dies at 84

Nov. 10, 2014

Former Rep. Philip Crane, R-Ill., an early leader of the conservative movement, died Sunday of complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

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