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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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Senate Contractors to Join Federal Workers Strike at Capitol

April 22, 2015

Contract workers in the U.S. Senate will walk off their jobs Wednesday to join contractors from across the District of Columbia in a strike calling for preference to be given to contractors who offer better wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights.

Vitter's Obamacare Probe Continues With Subpoena Vote

April 22, 2015

Sen. David Vitter’s crusade against government contributions to congressional health care plans continues this week with a vote to subpoena documents from the D.C. government, but he may have some dissenters in the Republican ranks.

As Campaigns Heat Up, Candidates Mind Senate Rules

April 22, 2015

Juggling a grueling campaign schedule and work as a U.S. senator can be a daunting task for the ones running for president, but as election season picks up, they’ll also have to be mindful of the Senate rules for campaigning.

House Committee Approves Resolution Blocking D.C. Law

April 21, 2015

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines Tuesday evening to strike down a D.C. bill.

Another Schock Staffer Served Grand Jury Subpoena

April 20, 2015

Another staffer for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock has been served with a grand jury subpoena to testify as part of the investigation into the Illinois Republican’s spending.

Norton Warns GOP: Don't Tread on D.C.

April 20, 2015

For the first time in more than two decades, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is set to take up a resolution aimed at blocking a D.C. bill Tuesday, to the chagrin of the District’s congressional delegate.

Play Paul! Rand to Play in Congressional Baseball Game

April 20, 2015

Break out the “Take Me Out to the Paul Game” T-shirts.

On Emancipation Day, D.C. Reflects on Lack of Rights

April 16, 2015

Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia is a time for celebrations and reflection, but also to draw attention to D.C.’s lack of voting rights in Congress.

GOP Senator Doesn't Care What You Think of His Disney Ringtone (Video) (Updated)

April 16, 2015

Updated 1:51 p.m. | A Senate Finance hearing on U.S. tariff policy was disrupted Thursday not by protesters, but by one Republican’s Disney-themed ringtone.

Sharpton: Lynch Delay Is 'an Insult to Every American'

April 16, 2015

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that delaying the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general is unacceptable and rank-and-file senators could face retribution for not pushing for a vote.

Calls for D.C. Rights Mount on Tax Day, Emancipation Day

April 15, 2015

While April 15 might just be a filing deadline for most Americans, for D.C. residents, it’s a day when the words that adorn their license plates hit home.

Four Schock Staffers Served Grand Jury Subpoenas

April 15, 2015

Four staffers for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., have been issued grand jury subpoenas as part of an investigation into their former boss's improper spending.

As the House convened after a two-week recess Tuesday, the clerk read each staffer's letter to Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, notifying him they had been served with a grand jury subpoena for testimony by United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

House rules stipulate that an employee of the House must notify the speaker if he or she receives a subpoena.

Campaign Contributor Files Lawsuit Against Schock

April 15, 2015

An Illinois resident who contributed to ex-Rep. Aaron Schock’s campaign is looking to get his money back after the Illinois Republican resigned following allegations of improper spending.

4 Schock Staffers Served Grand Jury Subpoenas (Video)

April 14, 2015

Four staffers for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., have been issued grand jury subpoenas as part of an investigation into their former boss’ improper spending.

Congress Looks to Act on Blocking D.C. Bills

April 14, 2015

Congress has some more time to deal with two District of Columbia bills that have caused some backlash from lawmakers, but the clock is ticking.

Assistant Capitol Police Chief to Retire

April 14, 2015

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Tuesday that Assistant Chief Daniel B. Malloy is retiring after nearly two years as assistant chief and more than 30 years with the department. The news comes at a sensitive time for the department, as Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, comprised of the House and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Architect of the Capitol.

Library of Congress: the Unexpected Diplomat

April 14, 2015

One doesn’t typically expect terrorism to become a topic of discussion at hearing about library funding.

MPD Identifies Capitol Suicide Vicitim

April 13, 2015

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the man who shot himself on the Capitol grounds Saturday afternoon as 22-year-old Leo P. Thornton of Lincolnwood, Ill.

Lawmakers Lace Up Their Cleats for Charity Soccer Match

April 13, 2015

Ten members of Congress will trade their suits for soccer jerseys next week to compete in the third annual Capital Soccer Classic.

Shots Fired at Capitol (Updated)

April 11, 2015

Updated 3:58 p.m. | Shots have been fired on the West Front of the Capitol in an apparent suicide, Capitol Police confirmed Saturday.

Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation Letter (Video) (Updated)

April 10, 2015

Updated 8:58 p.m. | U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to CQ Roll Call.

Civil Disobedience: Shaken, Not Stirred

April 10, 2015

Civil disobedience can take many forms: a protest, a boycott, a strike, a sit-in. And soon you will be able to sip your civil disobedience on the rocks.

'Deposition' or 'Productive Dialogue'? Depends on Whom You Ask

April 9, 2015

With members of Congress back home or traveling overseas during the congressional recess, District of Columbia activists headed to Capitol Hill to encourage staffers to respect District autonomy. What happened? The answer ranges from what one person described as a “deposition” to what another said was a “productive dialogue.”

National Watchdog Group Jumps Into D.C. Budget Autonomy Case

April 8, 2015

Judicial Watch, a national watchdog group, has inserted itself into the District of Columbia court case surrounding the Budget Autonomy Act, arguing the mayor and the District Council are wrong to support the act and are playing “corrupt political games.”

Bowser and Racine Still at Odds in Budget Autonomy Case

April 7, 2015

The standoff between District of Columbia officials over the Budget Autonomy Act continued this week, with parties solidifying their positions in court filings and exposing a rift between the mayor and the attorney general.

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