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Bridget Bowman

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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:

Pete Gallego Saves Choking Child During Flight Home

July 28, 2014

Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Texas, jumped into action during a flight home to Texas on Friday night to help a young boy next to him who was choking on a chicken nugget.

Paul Ryan Unveils Anti-Poverty Program

July 25, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled a sweeping anti-poverty proposal Thursday, which aims to streamline federal funding to states.

Pelosi: Don't Tack Expedited Deportations to Border Bill

July 25, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday morning that a bill to provide emergency funding for the child migrant crisis at the Southern border should not be tied to changes in a 2008 human trafficking law.

“You want to have a separate bill on 2008? Discuss it there. But don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said at a news conference Friday morning.

Pelosi: Don't Tack Expedited Deportations to Border Bill (Video)

July 25, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday morning that a bill to provide emergency funding for the child migrant crisis at the Southern border should not be tied to changes in a 2008 human trafficking law.

Fantasy Baseball Winners Hit a Home Run

July 23, 2014

Roughly one month after the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, players and fans have another reason to celebrate their performances at Nationals Park.

Johnson: Ignoring Border Crisis is Not an Option for Congress (Updated) (Video)

July 22, 2014

Updated 5:54 p.m. | “Doing nothing in Congress is not an option,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday, as the clock ticks down out for Congress to provide emergency funding to address the influx of migrant children at the Texas border.

Muslim on Capitol Hill: Staffers Look to Rebuild

July 21, 2014

As rain pelted the capital, more than 200 Muslim Americans gathered in the Cannon House Office Building to break their daily fast.

Rep. Ruiz Assists Passenger During Flight Home

July 18, 2014

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., was called into action while flying home Thursday when a young woman a few rows in front of him began having a seizure.

Former Hill Staffer Tom Downs Heads to Venable | Downtown Moves

July 15, 2014

Venable law firm has added yet another former Capitol Hill staffer to its practice. The firm announced Tuesday that Tom Downs, a former chief of staff and legislative aide, will be joining the firm from Patton Boggs (now Squire Patton Boggs).

Durbin Gets New Communications Director | Hill Climber

July 14, 2014

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin has a new communications director as of Monday, Ben Marter, who is now the head of the Illinois Democrat’s whip press team.

Hatch Staffers Value Their Beehive State Roots

July 14, 2014

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, promoted two members of his staff recently, each with strong ties to Utah that inform their work on the Hill.

Carper Announces Press Shop Hires | Hill Climber

July 14, 2014

Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., announced two staffing changes to his committee and personal offices Monday morning.

Hispanic Caucus Lobbying to Block Trafficking Change

July 11, 2014

House Democrats are growing increasingly concerned about Republican calls to revise a 2008 human trafficking law in exchange for approving President Barack Obama’s $3.8 billion supplemental funding request to address the child migrant crisis at the Southwest border.

Judge Tosses Two House Districts in Florida Redistricting Trial

July 10, 2014

A state judge ruled Thursday two Florida House districts violated the state’s constitution, following a dramatic trial questioning the state’s recently redrawn boundaries following the 2010 U.S. Census.

President's Party Asks Why He's Avoiding the Border

July 9, 2014

Updated, 8 p.m. | With ongoing protests in California, business leaders in Washington calling for a legislative overhaul and lawmakers trading barbs on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama heard from all sides of the immigration debate Wednesday — including some particularly pointed criticism from a member of his own party.

Disgraced 'Duke' Cunningham Now a Free Man

July 9, 2014

After eight years in prison and one year of post-prison monitoring, former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., is now a free man.

Coble Goes Mobile: Rep to Honor App Contest Winner

June 30, 2014

Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., will be honoring the winner of the first-ever House Student App Challenge in his district at a ceremony in Greensboro on Tuesday.

Fantasy Softball Winners Awarded Their Prizes

June 30, 2014

The women of Congress weren’t the only ones celebrating after this year’s sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Bill Maher Finalizes 'Tweet 16' Bracket for #FlipADistrict

June 30, 2014

Comedian Bill Maher has narrowed down the list of congressional targets in his “Flip a District” campaign to oust Republican incumbents and elect Democrats.

Stealing Hearts While Stealing Second Base

June 27, 2014

What better way to spend your last day of school than running around a Major League Baseball stadium?

Democrats Celebrate Baseball Win on House Floor

June 26, 2014

Democratic Manager Mike Doyle brought the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House floor Thursday, celebrating the Democrats 15-6 win over the Republicans in Wednesday's Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

"This year we broke two records: we broke an attendance record last night and we also broke a record for the amount of money raised for the charities, over $400,000 for three charities," Doyle said. "I want to congratulate the Democratic baseball team — this is our sixth victory in a row, not that we're counting."

Republican Manager Joe L. Barton of Texas was quick to counter.

"While you've won six games in a row, we've won about 60 votes in a row here on the House floor," Barton said.

"I will tell the gentleman that won't be permanent either," Doyle replied.

Democrats Dominate Congressional Baseball Game Once Again (Video)

June 26, 2014

For the sixth straight year, Democrats proudly hoisted the coveted Roll Call trophy at Nationals Park — before running for cover from the rain.

Voting Rights Rally Calls on Congress to Act

June 25, 2014

One year after the Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, activists gathered outside the House to implore Congress to act.

Democratic Shortstop Injured on Game Day

June 25, 2014

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., who was slated to play shortstop for the Democrats in tonight’s 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, will have to watch from the sidelines this year.

How Congress Has Changed for Hillary Clinton

June 25, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has seen a lot in politics, and Congress has changed quite a bit over the course of her career. As our team read through Clinton’s detailing of diplomatic exploits in her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” we examined it through the lens of Congress.

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