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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:

Howard Coble Dead at 84

Nov. 4, 2015

Update 9:22 a.m. | Republican former Rep. Howard Coble of North Carolina died late Tuesday after an extended hospitalization. He was 84.

#Oops! McConnell Mixes Up Grassley, Dingell Tweet

Nov. 3, 2015

In congratulating Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, on casting his 12,000th vote last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had an #oops moment.

Hispanic Caucus to NBC: Dump Trump

Nov. 2, 2015

Hispanic members of Congress said Monday that Donald Trump hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7 is no laughing matter.

Cannon Asbestos Scare Raises Safety Questions

Nov. 2, 2015

An asbestos scare in the Cannon House Office Building over the weekend has raised questions about workplace safety, as construction and renovation of the century-old structure continues.

New Title, but No New Digs for Ryan

Nov. 1, 2015

Updated 11:53 a.m. | Newly elected Speaker Paul D. Ryan won’t be getting a new home in the District of Columbia, but he is looking into some new carpet for the speaker’s office.

Cannon Reopens After Asbestos Scare

Nov. 1, 2015

Officials have reopened the Cannon House Office Building after an asbestos scare shuttered its doors from late Friday through most of Saturday.

Cannon Evacuated for Potential Asbestos Leak

Oct. 30, 2015

The Cannon House Office Building was evacuated Friday night for a potential asbestos leak, and the building is closed until further notice.

Heidi Heitkamp Turns 60 in the Senate

Oct. 30, 2015

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had a late night and little sleep on her birthday, but she wasn’t out on the town celebrating.

Library of Congress Case Highlights Questions of Oversight

Oct. 30, 2015

The case of a fired Library of Congress staffer is prompting questions about whether the institution is being properly overseen by Congress and whether library employees have a fair process to appeal personnel decisions — including from members of Congress.Suzanne Hogan, 58, who worked as a special assistant to former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington for 11 years, was officially terminated in August. She is in the process of appealing her decision via a discrimination complaint, but is calling on Congress’ own independent agency, the Office of Compliance, to intervene, alleging she does not have an avenue for due process.

Overheard: Tom Cotton's Career Advice

Oct. 29, 2015

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has some career advice: Don’t become a senator.

Black Caucus Poised to Work With Ryan

Oct. 29, 2015

The Congressional Black Caucus is wishing new Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., well and hopes to work with the new leader, even though it has had its differences in the past.

Time for Boehner to Break Out the Bubbly

Oct. 29, 2015

Speaker John A. Boehner received a special delivery before the House gaveled into session Thursday morning.

Post-Boehner: Congress Flouts Decorum During Speaker Vote

Oct. 29, 2015

Congress couldn’t resist hamming it up during Thursday’s roll call vote for speaker.

Senate Staffers Rally Behind Capitol Food Workers

Oct. 28, 2015

A group of Senate staffers are organizing in solidarity with Capitol food service workers, joining the workers’ push for a union and higher wages.

Frager's Hardware to Return to Original Location

Oct. 28, 2015

The Capitol Hill staple Frager’s Hardware is poised to return to its original location, more than two years after a massive fire damaged the structure.

Residents Want Answers on Capitol Hill Crime

Oct. 28, 2015

More than 300 residents packed into a charter school gymnasium in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night to hear from legislators and police about the recent spike in Capitol Hill crime.

Small Rotunda Renamed 'Freedom Foyer' in Budget Deal

Oct. 27, 2015

In the last sentence on the last page of the 144-page bipartisan budget deal released Monday night, lawmakers included a provision renaming a small rotunda on the House side of the Capitol.

They See Him Rollin': GOP Gives Boehner Golf Cart as Parting Gift

Oct. 27, 2015

With a bipartisan budget deal checked off his to-do list, Speaker John A. Boehner is moving on to greener pastures — and he now has a new ride.

Capitol Hill Crime Spike Prompts Community Meeting

Oct. 26, 2015

A recent string of robberies in the Capitol Hill neighborhood have left residents wondering what is happening and what is being done to combat the crime.

Hoyer, McCarthy Host 2nd Congressional Hackathon

Oct. 23, 2015

Congressional staffers, information technology specialists, Web developers and activists gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Friday for the second congressional hackathon.

Capitol Hill to Hoist Cup for Lincoln Chafee

Oct. 23, 2015

It’s been a hectic week on Capitol Hill, so what better way to top it off than by toasting the latest failed presidential candidate?

Adam Schiff Sings 'Meet the Mets' (Video)

Oct. 23, 2015

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., broke into song on the House floor Friday, but not by choice.

Taking Beyoncé's Picture, as Told by Kevin McCarthy

Oct. 23, 2015

Members of Congress looking to boost their Instagram followers might want to take a page from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s book and snap a picture of Beyoncé.

Democrats Pack Benghazi Hearing to Lift Clinton's Spirits

Oct. 22, 2015

It’s not often that all committee members show up when their panel holds a hearing. It’s even more rare that members not even on the committee attend the hearing, just to see what’s going on.

Barber's Back and 'Completely Disappointed' in Benghazi Committee

Oct. 22, 2015

Former Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., was in D.C. for business Thursday, so he thought he would return to Capitol Hill to see the committee he helped create. He was not pleased.

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