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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:

As D.C. Bids Farewell, a Look Back at Marion Barry's Battles With Congress

Dec. 8, 2014

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., was likely the most surprising name in the program at Marion Barry’s funeral service on Dec. 6, considering the former District of Columbia mayor’s tumultuous relationship with Capitol Hill.

Chassé Away: Norton to Perform in 'The Nutcracker' Ballet

Dec. 5, 2014

Politicians can sometimes be charged with tap-dancing around questions, but one member of Congress will be putting on actual dancing shoes this weekend.

Pelosi: Respect D.C. Home Rule on Marijuana Policy (Video)

Dec. 5, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pledged support for District of Columbia autonomy Friday, as House and Senate lawmakers negotiate a policy rider targeting legalized marijuana in the District. But she was reluctant to say that including the amendment in a year-end spending bill would be a deal breaker for Democrats.

Veterans March on Capitol Hill to Bring Suicide Prevention Bill to Floor

Dec. 4, 2014

A group of veterans marched with American flags in hand to the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday to urge the Senate to act on a bill to prevent veteran suicides.

Incoming Committee Chairmen Talk D.C. Oversight

Dec. 4, 2014

When the 114th Congress begins its first session in January, Washington residents will have two new chairmen at the top of committees with jurisdiction over the District.

Rider Blocking D.C. Pot Legalization on the Table

Dec. 3, 2014

An amendment blocking the legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia is on the table as appropriators negotiate bills and policy riders to incorporate in the year-end spending package.

Former Hill Staffer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Dec. 2, 2014

Former congressional staffer Donny Ray Williams Jr. pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday to four charges of sexual assault in a plea deal that could keep him out of jail.

Virtual 'Giving Tower' Visible on National Mall

Dec. 2, 2014

Visitors to the National Mall can point their smartphone or tablet at a new structure Tuesday, and a holographic, multicolored tower will appear on their screen, representing charitable donations made on “Giving Tuesday.”

Legislative Branch Funding Takes Shape

Dec. 2, 2014

As House and Senate appropriators negotiate the structure and content of a government funding package, funding for legislative branch agencies appears to be all set.

Ted Cruz, Ashley Judd and Others to Address Millennial Summit

Dec. 1, 2014

More than 400 young people from across the country will descend on Capitol Hill Tuesday to hear how Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, actress Ashley Judd and other lawmakers will address issues relating to the so-called millennial generation.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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