"It is with deep sorrow that I share the passing of our mother, Ms. Pauline Bowman. She battled Covid for many weeks before transitioning on Valentine’s Day," Bowman said. "Our mother raised us to live our lives with love and joy with and for each other. I share her legacy with all of you."
A number of lawmakers responded with their condolences.
Bowman is a first-term House lawmaker representing New York's 16th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of The Bronx, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Scarsdale. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, which counts Tlaib and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) among its members. Prior to his run for Congress, Bowman served as the founding principal for the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx.
Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) died from the CCP virus on Feb. 7. Congressman-elect Luke Letlow (R-La.) died of a heart attack on Dec. 29, 2020, following a procedure related to his COVID-19 infection.