Local Issues

I am a proud East Bay native, having grown up here, gone to school here, worked as a prosecutor for seven years in Alameda County and served in local government in Dublin. I am committed to working hard to see that the federal government partners with our community to solve local problems.

My top priority in Congress is helping create jobs and grow the economy of the 15th Congressional District. I also want to make sure we utilize federal dollars wisely to reduce traffic congestion which is choking our community and protect the majestic San Francisco Bay.

What I am Doing for You

I’m pushing hard in support of connecting BART to the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train in Livermore, as a means of relieving traffic along the I-580 corridor.

I joined with Rep. Barbara Lee and Mark DeSaulnier in April 2016 to host an “Innovation Agenda 2.0” roundtable with East Bay business leaders.

I led 13 other House members in urging funding for two projects to benefit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the California campus of Sandia National Laboratory: $500,000 toward a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at LLNL and $25.1 million for electrical infrastructure upgrades at both labs.

I’m an original cosponsor of H.R. 1140, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, which would authorize $25 million over five years for wetlands restoration and conservation in the Bay Area. (I also cosponsored this as H.R. 843 in the 113th Congress.)


Rep. Swalwell receives a briefing at the site of an ACE train derailment in Niles Canyon, March 2016.

In the 113th Congress:

I hosted events to help people and business in the East Bay learn from experts regarding how to find or create jobs; for example, the “Make it in America, Sell it to the World” event I organized provided valuable information about resources available for companies to grow exports.

I was an original cosponsor of H.R. 4239, a bill to provide emergency drought relief to California and other affected states as well as a help to address this crisis over the long-term in a fair and environmentally responsible way.


Rep. Swalwell speaking to the Bay Planning Colition about issues important to our region like improving our infrastructure. 

More on Local Issues

January 15, 2020 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell will host the first town hall of 2020 for 15th Congressional District constituents on Thursday, January 23 in Dublin.

“I’m looking forward to updating my friends and neighbors and taking their questions on all that’s happening in Washington, D.C.,” Swalwell said. “We’ll share thoughts about what the House sought to do in 2019 – including raising the minimum wage, advancing LGBTQ equality, lowering prescription drug prices, ending gun violence, protecting our democracy, and more – and what’s coming in 2020.”

December 12, 2019 Press Release

At the end of this busy, historic week in Washington, join Congressman Eric Swalwell in downtown Pleasanton for an informal update, a warm drink, and a bit of pre-holiday cheer:

December 3, 2019 Press Release

UPDATE 12/3/2019

Dear friends and neighbors:

It’s with a heavy heart that I must postpone our town hall meeting scheduled for this Saturday, December 7, in Dublin. I must remain in Washington, D.C., this weekend for Judiciary Committee activities related to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.