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Bridget Bowman

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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:

Obama Endorses Muriel Bowser for D.C. Mayor

Oct. 6, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for D.C. mayor.

House Says Goodbye to Styrofoam

Oct. 3, 2014

Food containers in the House became more environmentally friendly last week, as paper containers have started to take the place of their plastic foam counterparts.

Hindu Leader Condemns D.C. Yoga Tax

Oct. 2, 2014

Calling it a “religious infringement,” Hindu leader Rajan Zed says the Hindu community is against the so-called yoga tax in D.C.

Kerry Bentivolio to Wage Write-In Campaign

Oct. 2, 2014

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, who lost his Republican primary in his re-election bid, said Thursday he will stage a write-in campaign in November.

Union Finds Decrease in Library of Congress Staff

Oct. 2, 2014

The Library of Congress has experienced a significant reduction in staff over the past 10 years and faces an even greater reduction as more employees near retirement, according to data gathered by an employee union.

Catania, Schwartz Offer Different D.C. Statehood Plans

Oct. 1, 2014

Two independent candidates vying to become the next D.C. mayor presented two different views on achieving voting rights for D.C. and how best to work with — and without — Congress to do so.

House Caucus Rules Could Change for 114th Congress

Oct. 1, 2014

Nearly two decades after former Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., terminated bank accounts for congressional caucuses and ordered them to vacate their Capitol Hill offices, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is aiming to amend House rules governing the member organizations.

During Recess, Congress Goes to the Dogs

Sept. 30, 2014

With their tails wagging, Maya and Cash trotted around House office buildings Tuesday to raise awareness for a bill to protect pets of domestic-violence victims.

Club for Growth Ad Attacks Vance McAllister

Sept. 29, 2014

The political action arm of the conservative Club for Growth is launching a TV ad Tuesday attacking embattled incumbent Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.

'Dear White People' Sparks Conversation on Race and Identity

Sept. 26, 2014

As Sam White, an aspiring filmmaker, strolls through the courtyard at fictitious Winchester University, her teaching assistant tells her the best way to reach viewers is to make her film a mirror and hold it up to the audience. The film in which the scene takes place, “Dear White People,” does just that.

Yoga Community Argues 'Yoga Tax' Does Not Apply to Studios

Sept. 25, 2014

The D.C. yoga community is working to convince lawmakers that the district’s so-called “yoga tax” does not actually apply to yoga studios.

Jim Traficant Critically Injured in Tractor Accident

Sept. 24, 2014

Update, Saturday 2:32 p.m. | Traficant has died, a family spokesperson says.

WMATA Receives $21 Million in Sandy Relief Funds

Sept. 22, 2014

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority received $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Monday as part of a multi-billion dollar effort to help transportation systems recover from Hurricane Sandy and prepare for future disasters.

Construction Underway at D.C. Ukrainian Memorial

Sept. 19, 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress Thursday to ask for more U.S. military aid in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Less than a mile away, construction workers were busy building a memorial to victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933.

Treaties Exhibit Ushers in 10 Years of American Indian Museum

Sept. 19, 2014

The National Museum of the American Indian will open its first exhibit exploring the contentious issue of treaties between the U.S. government and Indian nations next week.

Hill Staffers Hear Advice for Hiring Veterans

Sept. 18, 2014

Two representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project addressed a group of Capitol Hill staffers in Dirksen Senate Office Building Thursday to offer suggestions for hiring wounded veterans and accommodating those veterans in the workplace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CBO Announces YouTube Channel

Sept. 12, 2014

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

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.

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.

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