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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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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

October 29, 2019 Page

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has turned off power in certain areas due to severe winds and dry conditions. You may lose power during this time. I understand these shutoffs can be frustrating, confusing and a major inconvenience for many families in CA-15. These shutoffs also present safety risks and can be dangerous for those who rely on electric or battery dependent medications, devices or equipment. Below you can find information and other resources to help assist you during these outages.

August 13, 2019 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host a town hall with 15th Congressional District residents next Wednesday, August 21, in San Ramon.

The Congressman will provide an update on recent and upcoming events in Washington, D.C., and take questions from 15th District constituents.

“With just a few weeks left before Congress returns to Washington, I want to know what’s on my friends’ and neighbors’ minds,” Swalwell said. “It’s likely to be a tumultuous autumn, and I want to ensure that the 15th District is well-informed on what’s happening.”

August 5, 2019 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host a community forum on ending gun violence and domestic terrorism on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

“Following the massacres at Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, and as our cities reel from gun violence day after day, it’s time to discuss the action that’s needed to save American lives,” Swalwell said. “I want to update my 15th Congressional District friends and neighbors on what local and federal law enforcement, national stakeholders, and Congress are doing, and I want to hear from residents about their concerns and wishes.”