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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.

Bridgets other journalism experience includes internships at NBC's "Meet the Press" and WBBZ-TVs "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 bachelors degree in political science.

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Stories by Bridget Bowman:

Obama, City Leaders Share Approach to Gridlocked Congress

March 9, 2015

In yet another example of how the president is attempting to work around a gridlocked Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled an initiative Monday to spur technology hiring throughout the country. And the nations city leaders were all ears.

City Leaders to Descend on Capitol Hill

March 6, 2015

Representatives from cities around the country will descend on the District of Columbia next week to conduct more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill, and stress areas where they can work with Congress to get things done.

Sled On! Residents Defy Ban and Sled Down Capitol Hill

March 5, 2015

Its snowing! School is cancelled, you grab your saucer and go sledding with your friends just like any other snow day except for the throngs of reporters and cameras waiting for you at the bottom of the hill.

Norton: Let My People Sled (Updated)

March 4, 2015

Updated 4:50 p.m. | Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., has asked for a waiver on the Capitol Hill sledding ban for the coming weekend, ahead of expected snowfall in the District of Columbia.

Ban on Capitol Hill Sledding Continues

March 4, 2015

The Capitol Police Board opted not to allow sledding on Capitol Hill, despite pleas from the District of Columbias representative to temporarily lift the ban as D.C. awaits a major winter storm promising several inches of snow.

Netanyahu Speech Draws Protests, Increased Security

March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus controversial address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday drew protests and ramped up security all over Capitol Hill.

For Some D.C. Advocates, Mikulski Retirement Is 'a Special Blow'

March 3, 2015

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskis announcement Monday that she wont seek another term sparked national reflections about her legacy and speculations about potential successors, but in the District of Columbia, officials and activists focused on the Maryland Democrats advocacy for D.C. and the capital region.

Hill East Redevelopment Moves Forward With Land Agreement

March 2, 2015

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an agreement Monday launching the redevelopment of the Hill East District, with construction expected to begin next year on a project that includes additional apartments, a public village square and green space.

Judge Dismisses Obamacare Lawsuit Targeting Congressional Health Care

Feb. 27, 2015

A D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging congressional health care enrollment in the D.C. small business exchange Wednesday, ruling that federal regulations allow members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in the exchange.

DC Will Legalize Marijuana Despite Congressional Warnings

Feb. 25, 2015

As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, the District of Columbia will legalize marijuana, despite warnings from two congressional Republicans that doing so would break the law and could lead to possible prison time for D.C. officials.

Our government is prepared to implement and enforce Initiative 71 in the District of Columbia, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a briefing Wednesday, where D.C. officials presented a united front against congressional opposition. Bowser was joined by District Attorney General Karl Racine, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier, and eight members of the D.C. Council, including Chairman Phil Mendelson.

We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned about overturning what 7 out of 10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia, Bowser later added.

Congress Investigating D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Feb. 25, 2015

One day before the District of Columbia is set to legalize marijuana, members of Congress are launching an investigation into D.C.s decision to do so, and warning that implementing legalization would break the law.

D.C. Stands Up to Congress on Marijuana Legalization (Updated)

Feb. 25, 2015

Updated 5:41 p.m. | As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, the District of Columbia will legalize marijuana, despite warnings from two congressional Republicans that doing so would break the law and could lead to possible prison time for D.C. officials.

Norton: Don't Tread on the Right to Sled

Feb. 24, 2015

After reports that Capitol Police had stopped children from sledding on the Capitol grounds, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is taking a stand.

Court Gives Bowser Budget Autonomy Deadline

Feb. 21, 2015

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has paused an ongoing case over budget autonomy, giving Mayor Muriel Bowser until March 16 to solidify her position in the case, public court documents filed Friday show.

Vitter Extends Deadline for Obamacare Documents From D.C., House, Senate

Feb. 20, 2015

Sen. David Vitter is continuing his investigation into congressional health care enrollment, and he was not satisfied with recent responses from the D.C. government and House and Senate officials.

Shadow Senator Visits Iowa, Leaves Trip Open to Speculation

Feb. 19, 2015

When senators head to Iowa, speculation about presidential aspirations heats up a fact one shadow senator who traveled to Des Moines over the weekend kept in mind.

Staffers Get to Know 'the Real Washington'

Feb. 19, 2015

Hundreds of staffers crowded into the Cannon caucus room Wednesday afternoon to learn about what the District of Columbia has to offer outside of Capitol Hill and to fill their D.C. Stuff bags with some capital swag.

Fate of D.C. Budget Autonomy Case Uncertain

Feb. 18, 2015

The ongoing case over a law granting the District of Columbia control over its local budget could be stalled as the mayor solidifies her position, raising questions about the future of the case.

Bowser Talks Metro and Marijuana on Capitol Hill

Feb. 12, 2015

Two weeks after meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser was back on Capitol Hill Thursday to meet with Democratic leaders and others to discuss D.C. issues, including Metro funding, marijuana legalization and autonomy.

Immigration Protests in Capitol Offices Strain Police

Feb. 12, 2015

Tears welling in her eyes, Maria Sotomayor explained to a staffer in the office of Rep. Lou Barletta how the Pennsylvania Republican put her family at risk by attempting to dismantle President Barack Obamas executive orders on immigration.

Senate Committee Cuts a Reversal of Trend

Feb. 12, 2015

As the House Administration Committee deliberated committee funding over the past week, its counterpart across the Dome, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee adopted its funding resolution in a two-minute markup Thursday morning.

Barry Goldwater Statue Unveiled in the Capitol

Feb. 11, 2015

The bronze likeness of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., was unveiled in Statuary Hall Wednesday, becoming the latest addition to the 50-state statue collection in the Capitol.

D.C. Metro Hearing to Address L'Enfant Incident and Broader Problems

Feb. 11, 2015

Members of Congress will examine the safety of the capital regions Metro system this week to let local and federal transportation officials know Congress is keeping an eye on the response to the deadly incident at the LEnfant Plaza metro stop in January.

After Years of Cuts or Freezes, Committee Leaders Hope to Bolster Budgets

Feb. 10, 2015

After several years of budget cuts, congressional committees are looking to rebuild in the 114th Congress, and have been making their case over the past week for more funds.

Hearing or Discussion? D.C. Council Event Underscores Marijuana Dispute With Congress

Feb. 9, 2015

Though some legal confusion surrounds the fate of the District of Columbias marijuana legalization initiative, the D.C. Council defied Congress Monday by discussing a system to regulate the tax and sale of marijuana.

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