Fostering Bipartisanship

Good ideas know no party, ideology, or viewpoint. Too many of our debates today are spent with Democratic and Republican officials bickering like children and fighting for political advantage as opposed to doing what they were elected to do – solve problems.

I came to Congress with an open mind and an open hand, willing to work with anyone, of any background, and from any part of the country. Our country works best when we work together, and I am committed to building bridges across the political aisle to help move America forward.

I'm working with Republicans on issues from genetic research to rapid DNA testing to helping small businesses get started.  In fact, 59 percent of the bills I introduced or cosponsored in the 116th Congress were bipartisan.

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May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY) marked the start of Small Business Week by reintroducing the Main Street Revival Act, which would incentivize growth in economically depressed communities by helping small businesses get off the ground in their first year of operation.  

May 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY) today introduced H.R. 2409, the Main Street Revival Act, which would speed up local economic development in blighted areas.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the formation of the bipartisan Sharing Economy Caucus, which will bring attention to this booming sector and its impact on our society and economy.