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've submitted 10 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for vital projects throughout our 15th Congressional District. Click here to read all about them.

I've submitted 12 funding requests for important highway and transit designated projects in our 15th Congressional District to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Click here to read all about them.

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 led a May 2021 letter, signed by five other Bay Area Members of Congress, to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas supporting BART’s application for a $9.211 million grant through the Transportation Security Grant Program to support transit police and cybersecurity.

 

Earlier:

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.

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

August 13, 2021 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell will hold a town hall meeting for 15th Congressional District constituents on Friday, August 27.

“It’s been too long since we were able to gather and talk about what’s happening in Washington, DC, across the nation, and right here at home,” Swalwell said. “In order to be as safe as possible from COVID-19, we’ll hold this meeting outdoors, with distanced seating, and with masks required. I look forward to providing my friends and neighbors with an update and taking their questions.”

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Nine of the ten Community Project Funding requests made by Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) for vital community projects in the East Bay have been granted by House Appropriations subcommittees, totaling $11,525,000.

“From safe and reliable drinking water to mental health services to housing the homeless, these projects will significantly improve the lives of 15th Congressional District residents,” Swalwell said. “I’m pleased that the subcommittees agreed, and I look forward to continuing the fight to have this funding passed into law.”

June 21, 2021 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) yesterday hosted a reception in Dublin for 10 students from the 15th Congressional District whom his office nominated to America’s military service academies.

Swalwell joined the students and their families at Dublin City Hall to acknowledge their achievements and thank them for their choices to serve our nation.