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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:

D.C. Drawn Into Sanctuary Cities Debate

July 27, 2015

The House has voted to limit funding for so-called sanctuary cities, but one lawmaker is pushing to take further action in the District of Columbia, dictating specific policies for law enforcement.

Senate Panel OKs 10-Year Credit-Monitoring for Hacked Workers

July 23, 2015

A Senate panel approved enhanced protections for the more than 22 million federal workers and retirees affected by data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management Thursday, but opted not to provide additional funds for the embattled agency.

Capitol Food Workers Bring Income Inequality to Congress' Front Step

July 22, 2015

For the third time in the past eight months, food-service workers at the Capitol have gone on strike to push for higher wages and union representation, a rare example of a national issue — income inequality — hitting close to home for Congress.

WWI Group Asks Congress to Help Commemorate War

July 21, 2015

Braving the stifling humidity, a handful of members from the Marine Corps re-enactors unit donned their “doughboy” uniforms at the Capitol to bring attention to the commemoration of World War I.

House Phone System Malfunctions During Maintenance

July 21, 2015

The phone system in the House went down for roughly one hour Tuesday morning, causing some lawmakers to direct phone calls to their district offices.

Cruz and Vitter to Target Congressional Health Care

July 20, 2015

Sen. David Vitter’s crusade against congressional health care benefits will continue this week, this time with help from a presidential hopeful.

Pennsylvania Partisans Face Off on the Mall

July 20, 2015

Time to brush up on those “Casey at the Bat” references.

Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison (Updated)

July 17, 2015

Updated 1:49 p.m. | A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., to eight months in federal prison for tax evasion.

Clinton Support for D.C. Statehood Encourages Officials

July 17, 2015

House and Senate Democrats pitched their national priorities to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her Capitol Hill visit, but one Democrat was able to shore up Clinton’s support on an issue close to home: District of Columbia statehood.

Metro Set to Go Under Congressional Microscope, Again

July 17, 2015

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials will once again ascend Capitol Hill to answer lawmakers’ questions about the transit system’s safety and management.

Capitol Bike Accident Reveals Cyclists' Challenges in D.C.

July 15, 2015

Emily Estus’ daily bicycle route to work includes a stretch along the Capitol grounds, but her commute took a turn for the worse one day in April.

Maloney Hosts Soiree to Bolster Former Colleagues' Book

July 13, 2015

After some partisan drama on the House floor on July 9, some members of Congress spent the evening learning about how to get along from their predecessors, while simultaneously snacking on some finger foods.

White House Area Closures Prompt Access, Safety Concerns

July 13, 2015

The White House is undergoing some security changes to deter fence jumpers, but one member of Congress is concerned the construction is restricting bicyclists and pedestrians who traverse the area.

Capitol Evaluates Own Cybersecurity After OPM Hack

July 10, 2015

As news broke that data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management affected more than 22 million people, Senate staffers received a notice from the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms about the chamber’s own cybersecurity.

House Confederate Flag Battle Not Over

July 10, 2015

After a long day fighting over the Confederate battle flag, it is unclear where the issue might flare up next for the House of Representatives.

More Than 22 Million Affected by OPM Hack

July 9, 2015

According to the Office of Personnel Management, the number of people affected by recent data breaches at the agency is more than 22 million people.

Archuleta Says She's Not Resigning After OPM Hack

July 9, 2015

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta said she is not stepping down following the massive breach of personnel and background investigation information at her agency — even as lawmakers are clearly frustrated with the situation and are calling for her to resign.

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional Map (Updated)

July 9, 2015

Updated 3:05 p.m. | The Florida Supreme Court struck down a sizable portion of the state’s congressional map, throwing the 2016 elections into a state of disarray.

Senate Chaplain's Prayer Praises South Carolina As It Removes Confederate Flag (Video)

July 9, 2015

Senate Chaplain Barry Black took a moment to praise the South Carolina state government Thursday morning, after it voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds.

Effort to Remove Mississippi Flag From Capitol Stalled

July 8, 2015

As the effort to remove the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds in South Carolina moves through the Palmetto State’s Legislature this week, the effort to remove the emblem from the U.S. Capitol has stalled.

OPM Hack Snares Senators

July 8, 2015

Despite a number of congressional hearings and classified briefings, lawmakers are frustrated by the lack of information relating to the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches, and it is now clear some lawmakers’ records may have been affected.

Rotunda Closing Changes Capitol Tour Route

July 7, 2015

With the Rotunda closing for six weeks this summer, Capitol tour guides will be offering a modified tour of the Capitol, that does not include National Statuary Hall.

D.C. Statehood Gets Independence Day Push

July 2, 2015

House Democrats are voicing their support for the District of Columbia statehood effort ahead of Independence Day, though some of their leaders do not co-sponsor the statehood bill.

Enhanced Security at Capitol After Navy Yard Shooting Reports (Updated)

July 2, 2015

Updated 10:19 a.m. | Reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. Thursday morning drew security units from across the District, including the Capitol Police, who also stepped up security at the nation’s Capitol ahead of the holiday weekend.

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