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

May 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he will hold a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, May 28 with special guest Thomas J. Fitzgerald III, CHESP, Director at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

“I am glad to resume our Facebook Live Q&A series with Director Fitzgerald of the Palo Alto VA,” said Swalwell. “This specialized conversation will focus on what resources are available for veterans in the Bay Area, and what testing and treatment options the VA currently offers.”

May 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he will hold a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, May 7th with special guest Arelis Sandoval, a Public Health Nurse for the Alameda County Public Health Department.

This Facebook Live Q&A is the ninth thus far in the Congressman’s weekly series of “live” events to help his constituents stay informed on the spread of the coronavirus, and its impact on our day-to-day lives. 

April 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he will hold a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday, April 23rd with special guest Dr. Edward Lee, Executive Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Permanente Federation.