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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:

'Colonists' Ask Chaffetz to Respect D.C.

March 17, 2015

Dressed head to toe in colonial garb, a handful of District of Columbia activists went to Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s office Tuesday afternoon to ask the Utah Republican to respect D.C. laws.

D.C. Responds to Marijuana Investigation

March 16, 2015

The District of Columbia government is in the process of responding to a congressional investigation into the enactment and implementation of the voter-passed marijuana legalization initiative.

Bowser Says D.C. Budget Autonomy Case Is Moot

March 16, 2015

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday said an ongoing case over a law granting D.C. control over its local budget is moot, deviating from her predecessor and throwing the future of the case into question.

U.S. Attorney Who Investigated D.C. Corruption Steps Down (Updated)

March 16, 2015

Updated 2:01 p.m. | U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Monday that he will step down on April 1 and return to private practice. Machen’s investigation into a former D.C. mayor’s campaign will likely continue after his departure, though that probe drew some criticism from members of Congress.

Leave D.C. Laws Alone, Coalition Tells Congress

March 16, 2015

More than 50 women’s rights and gay rights groups are urging members of Congress not to interfere with two District of Columbia laws they say protect against discrimination.

Scalise Asks Marijuana Legalization Question in Email Survey

March 13, 2015

As more states consider measures to legalize marijuana, one prominent congressional Republican wants to know what his constituents think about the issue.

Capitol Expecting 'Mass of Humanity' for Pope Visit

March 12, 2015

The officials in charge of Capitol security are preparing for Pope Francis’ address to Congress in September, and the masses of people that are expected to descend upon the District of Columbia to get a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church.

Capito Steps Into Legislative Branch Chairmanship

March 11, 2015

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., stepped into the limelight Tuesday, highlighting her new role as head of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Capitol complex and introducing herself on the floor with her maiden speech.

Edward Brooke Honored at Funeral Service

March 10, 2015

Former Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American senator elected by popular vote, was honored at a funeral service Tuesday as a trailblazer, a remarkable legislator and an inspiration to future generations.

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 nation’s 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

It’s 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.

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 Columbia’s representative to temporarily lift the ban as D.C. awaits a major winter storm promising several inches of snow.

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.

Netanyahu Speech Draws Protests, Increased Security

March 3, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 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. Mikulski’s announcement Monday that she won’t 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 Democrat’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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