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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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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 Looking for Answers on OPM Data Breach

June 13, 2015

The Democratic Senators from Maryland and Virginia are looking for answers and action from the Office of Personnel Management in the wake of a massive data breach involving personal identifiable information for millions of federal workers.

It's Time for the Circulator — on the National Mall

June 12, 2015

As the sun beat down on the National Mall late Friday morning, District of Columbia officials cut a ribbon in front of a bus parked by the Lincoln Memorial, launching the sixth DC Circulator bus route.

Democrats Win 7th Straight Congressional Baseball Game (Video)

June 12, 2015

It might have been the first and only time fans at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. chanted about a trade measure and a president (who was not one of the running mascots) gave them a thumbs up.

Impending Fight Over D.C. Funds Takes First Step

June 11, 2015

With the appropriations process in full swing, the District of Columbia faces impending congressional attempts to wield power over the District’s federal and local funds.

Floor Updates? There's an App for That (Video)

June 11, 2015

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., announced Thursday his office has launched an app that details floor updates and provides insider information on the latest developments.

Librarian of Congress to Retire

June 10, 2015

The longtime librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced Wednesday that he will retire from his post, effective Jan. 1.

Report: Congressional Websites Not Ready for Secure Connection

June 10, 2015

Go to any congressional website and you’re sure to find a form for constituents to contact their lawmakers. But a recent analysis found most congressional websites are not equipped to protect that data as it is transmitted.

Sodexo Named New House Food Service Vendor

June 9, 2015

Things will be changing soon in House cafeterias.

WMATA, Facing $50M Cut, Urged to Address Safety Issues

June 9, 2015

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski wrapped up her stern letter to the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, writing, “I call on you to fix it and fix it now,” even as the organization faces a multimillion-dollar funding cut from Congress.

Van Hollen's Former Staffers to Host Fundraiser

June 8, 2015

Updated, June 9, 7:30 a.m. | Along with congressional leadership experience and some high-profile endorsements, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has another source of funds for his U.S. Senate campaign: some influential former staffers.

GOP Looks to Turn Tide of Congressional Baseball Game

June 8, 2015

In the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republicans are hoping to break their Democratic rivals’ winning streak.

Praying to Jesus on the House Floor

June 7, 2015

Rev. Gregory Goethals of Los Angeles closed his House opening prayer on May 19 by saying, “We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

Most Legislative Workers Likely Not Affected by OPM Hack

June 5, 2015

According to House and Senate administrators, congressional staffers have likely not been affected by the Office of Personel Management data breach affecting millions of federal government workers, unless a congressional staffer once worked for the executive branch.

Kathleen Matthews Joins Race for Van Hollen's Seat

June 3, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The race to succeed Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen in Maryland’s 8th District became even more crowded Wednesday, when former Marriott executive and news anchor Kathleen Matthews announced her candidacy.

Norton to Meet with NPS After Washington Monument Closed

June 2, 2015

Recent elevator issues that caused the closure of the Washington Monument have drawn the ire of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.

Malpractice Suit Raises Questions About Congress' Doctor

June 2, 2015

A former lawmaker looking to sue the U.S. government for alleged medical malpractice has raised questions about the extent and nature of care by the Office of the Attending Physician.

Rand Paul Campaign Video Taken Down (Video)

June 1, 2015

One of Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign videos that appeared to violate Senate rules has been taken down. But a new campaign video seems to be taking advantage of a gray area in the rule.

Lawmakers Lament Deteriorating Arlington Memorial Bridge

June 1, 2015

Regional lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the condition of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and are pushing for Congress to provide funds to repair the structure.

Rand Paul Campaign Video Appears to Violate Senate Rules (Video)

May 31, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul has lauded his fight against a Patriot Act extension in his presidential campaign, but one campaign video appears to violate Senate rules.

Mendelson Cautious on Budget Autonomy Act

May 28, 2015

For the first time, the District of Columbia could move forward with a budget that is not tied to the federal appropriations process, thanks to a court decision issued Wednesday.

Bowser, Council Score D.C. Budget Autonomy Victory

May 27, 2015

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council scored a victory Wednesday in the ongoing court case surrounding a law granting D.C. more control over its local budget.

National Mall Giving Away Tickets to Landmark Music Festival

May 26, 2015

As part of an effort to publicize the National Mall’s first-ever music festival and make it accessible, the Trust for the National Mall is giving away 1,000 tickets this week to the Landmark Music Festival.

Foster Youth Shadow Day Shows Power of Personal Stories

May 21, 2015

Rep. Karen Bass took to the House floor Wednesday for a one-minute speech, standing next to a picture of a smiling young woman. That same young woman sat in the gallery above as Bass told her story.

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