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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:

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.

Capitol Police Chief Responds to Hearing Arrest Questions

July 1, 2015

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has clarified the process for removing demonstrators from congressional hearings, ahead of a Thursday court hearing for one activist who alleges he was unlawfully arrested.

Vatican Releases Schedule for Pope Francis U.S. Visit

June 30, 2015

The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis’ schedule for his September visit to the United States, where he will spend five days and address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24.

D.C. Statehood Bill a 'Take That' to Republicans

June 29, 2015

Despite the uphill battle for District of Columbia statehood, Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., has reintroduced a statehood bill noting that the District’s unique political status is contrary to the American values celebrated on Independence Day.

A Record-Breaking Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

June 26, 2015

It was a historic night in Southeast Washington with a record-setting fundraising event culminating in a record-low scoring softball game.

SCOTUS Scene Contrasts With Quiet Capitol

June 26, 2015

Except for some reporters and cameras on the East Front, the Capitol grounds were fairly quiet Friday morning, standing in stark contrast to the electric crowds across the street.

Confederate Flag Debate Comes to the House

June 25, 2015

As lawmakers reflected on Confederate symbols in the Capitol, members of the House began to take legislative action on the hotly debated issue.

Lawmakers Reflect on Capitol's Confederate Symbols

June 25, 2015

As attention on the Confederate flag shifts from South Carolina to Mississippi and Alabama, federal lawmakers began looking around the halls of their own workplace and questioning whether flags and other symbols of the Confederacy have a place in the U.S. Capitol.

SCOTUS Decision Met With Anger, Joy and Relief

June 25, 2015

If you stood outside of the Capitol’s East Front just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, you could hear cheers emanating from across the street.

Running the Bases While Running for Senate

June 24, 2015

Balancing legislative responsibilities with running for Senate is challenging enough — throw in a few softballs and the juggling gets more intense.

Norton Vows to Fight GOP Attempts to Block D.C. Laws

June 23, 2015

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., reaffirmed her effort Tuesday to fight congressional attempts to block the District of Columbia’s anti-discrimination laws, while activists detailed the consequences if those attempts are successful.

Norton: Washington Monument Elevator Is Safe

June 22, 2015

After meeting with National Park Service officials, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is certain the Washington Monument elevator is safe to ride, following a string of electrical issues that led to recent closures.

AOC Details July 4th Concert Security Protocols

June 22, 2015

As lawmakers rush to check items off their legislative to-do list before the Independence Day recess, Capitol administrators are busy preparing for the annual July 4th Concert on the West Lawn.

Questions Surround Proposed Library of Congress Program

June 22, 2015

One influential senator is pushing for a program to help Library of Congress workers address their workplace grievances, but no one is exactly sure yet how it will work.

Staff, Lawmakers Gather to Pray for Charleston (Video)

June 18, 2015

More than 100 staffers and members of Congress gathered on the East Front of the Capitol shortly after noon Thursday to bow their heads in prayer for the victims of the shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Region's Leaders Demand Metro Accountability

June 18, 2015

The Federal Transit Administration released a scathing report Wednesday detailing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s safety and management failures, leading the region’s officeholders to demand accountability.

Demands for Resignations, More Answers Follow OPM Breach (Video)

June 17, 2015

Lawmakers continue to look for answers about the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches affecting millions of federal workers, with some House members calling for the director’s resignation.

Lawmakers Urge Changes Ahead of WMATA Safety Report

June 17, 2015

Members of Congress representing the national capital region are urging Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to take seriously safety recommendations from the Federal Transit Administration, which is releasing a comprehensive report on WMATA’s safety and management Wednesday.

GOP Tries Again to Block D.C. Anti-Discrimination Law

June 17, 2015

The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to block a District of Columbia law, attempting to finish what House Republicans started a few months ago.

OPM Breach Includes Congressional Staffers (Video)

June 16, 2015

As government officials answered questions about the recent Office of Personnel Management data breach, former and current congressional staffers processed the notices they are receiving from the agency that they, too, were affected by the breach.

WMATA Announces Pilot Program for Touch-Screen Displays

June 15, 2015

Riders at Capitol South might notice something different about the Metro station as they travel to the Capitol this week: A six-foot interactive display.

Senators Working to Address Food Service Worker Issue

June 15, 2015

More than six weeks after reports of low-paid Senate food-service workers shocked lawmakers, senators are in the process of finding the best avenue to address the situation.

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