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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

April 23, 2018 Press Release

DUBLIN – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced the winners of his 6th annual Congressional Art Competition at a reception Saturday at the Dublin Civic Center.

High school students from throughout the Congressman’s East Bay district submitted 60 paintings, drawings, collages, photographs and other works of art, which were judged by a panel of distinguished 15th Congressional District artists and business owners.

April 16, 2018 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host the 15th Congressional District’s first town hall meeting of 2018 on Saturday, April 21 in San Lorenzo.

The Congressman will provide a brief update on what’s happening in Washington, D.C. in the first months of this year – including President Trump’s missile strike on Syria and the ongoing investigation of Russia’s interference in our election – and then will answer constituents’ questions. All 15th District residents are welcome.

WHAT: 15th Congressional District Town Hall

March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) led 20 of their House colleagues in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 cut in funding for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which helps America stay the global forefront of energy research while helping to maintain its nuclear stockpile.