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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:

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.

New Member Orientation? There's an App for That

Nov. 14, 2014

For the first time ever, incoming lawmakers are encouraged to use an app to guide them through new member orientation.

Lawmakers Give Advice to New Members of Congress

Nov. 14, 2014

The final day of the first week of orientation started bright and early Friday morning with an opportunity to learn from current lawmakers at a briefing titled, “If I Knew Then What I Know Now.”

Female Senators Meet for 'Power Workshop'

Nov. 14, 2014

Right at the border between the House and the Senate sits a hideaway office, adorned with two chandeliers and pictures of past female senators.

Capitol Workers Strike for Higher Wages

Nov. 13, 2014

Although executive actions don’t necessarily affect legislative branch contracts, a handful of contract workers walked off their food-services jobs in the Capitol Visitor Center Thursday to join a protest urging President Barack Obama to act to raise wages.

Learning by Doing: New House Members Juggle Orientation and Governing

Nov. 13, 2014

Newly elected House members filed into the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium Thursday morning to be briefed on how to run a congressional office, but three of them were already putting their operations into action.

Norton Introduces Bill to Eliminate NFL Tax-Exempt Status

Nov. 12, 2014

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the tax-exempt status for the National Football League, saying it benefits from promoting a “racial slur.”

Orientation: Some Are Old, Some Are New, Most Are Red, a Few Are Blue

Nov. 12, 2014

On a sunny Wednesday in the nation’s capital, new members of Congress got their first taste of life as lawmakers in Washington, complete with meetings and run-ins with the press.

Pack Up Your Troubles: Members Begin Moving Out

Nov. 12, 2014

What does one do with 24 golden bulldogs?

Former Rep. Philip Crane Dies at 84

Nov. 10, 2014

Former Rep. Philip Crane, R-Ill., an early leader of the conservative movement, died Sunday of complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

John Dingell to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (Updated)

Nov. 10, 2014

Updated 12:15 a.m. | Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Nov. 24.

New Member Orientation Welcomes New Class of Lawmakers

Nov. 10, 2014

Getting to know fellow freshmen, attending panels about the institution, and posing for a class photo are staples of orientation during the first year of college. The same goes for the first year in Congress.

Raul Ruiz and His Wife Are Expecting Twins

Nov. 7, 2014

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., had two reasons to celebrate on Election Night. Well, technically three.

Norton and Bowser Optimistic About GOP Congress

Nov. 6, 2014

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to meet with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and discuss how they will coordinate with each other and lawmakers in the new Republican-controlled Congress.

'HillVets' Pub Crawl to Benefit Homeless Children

Nov. 6, 2014

A group of congressional staffers who served in the military are hoping to use attention focused on them this Veterans Day weekend to bring fellow veterans together and give back to their Capitol Hill community.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan Resigns

Nov. 5, 2014

The District of Columbia’s Attorney General, Irvin B. Nathan, tendered his resignation Wednesday, effective Nov. 17. Nathan’s resignation comes the day after D.C. voters elected attorney Karl A. Racine to succeed him.

D.C. Faces Statehood, Marijuana Challenges With Republican Congress

Nov. 5, 2014

The Republican wave didn’t crash in the District of Columbia, but that doesn’t mean the victors won’t have to contend with the GOP Congress.

What Happened to 2014's Most Vulnerable Senators?

Nov. 5, 2014

Three members on Roll Call’s ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators will definitely not be returning to Congress next year, along with a slew of other incumbents.

What Happened to the 10 Most Vulnerable House Members? (Updated)

Nov. 5, 2014

Updated 3:17 p.m. | Only two of the 10 most vulnerable House members will be returning to Congress next year — and both survivors are Democrats who withstood a Republican wave Tuesday night.

Republicans Sweep the Senate (Updated)

Nov. 4, 2014

Updated Nov. 5, 7:23 a.m. | Republicans swept the Senate races Tuesday night, and come January, they will control the chamber for the first time in eight years.

Roll Call's Guide to Election Results

Nov. 4, 2014

Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. as we kick off Roll Call Presents: Midterm Elections 2014 as the first polls will be closing. You can follow along with Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni and Politics Editor Shira T. Center via the live stream below, and here is a handy cheat-sheet to keep as election results pour in.

Election Day Rituals: Movies, Meals and Mass

Nov. 4, 2014

At party headquarters on Ivy Street in March, a few Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffers gathered for a good-luck ritual: They posted signs from past special-election victors on windows — and destroyed the losers’ election mailers.

The Other House Race in Louisiana

Nov. 3, 2014

Though the fate of the “kissing congressman” in Louisiana is garnering some attention outside of the Pelican State, a crowded race to the south with its own colorful characters is wide open — at least on the Republican side.

D.C. Elections: What to Watch

Oct. 31, 2014

An upside-down flag on the District of Columbia’s official voter guide set election season off to a rocky start, but the Board of Elections is promising a successful result on Nov. 4.

The Recount Rules Guide for 2014

Oct. 31, 2014

After the polls close Tuesday, it’s likely at least a handful of House and Senate races will be too close to call.

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