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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:

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.

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.

CBO Announces YouTube Channel

Sept. 12, 2014

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

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

Sept. 11, 2014

End of the year? By Christmas? By Thanksgiving?

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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