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. 

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April 27, 2021 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA — Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced he would bring Michelle Gutierrez-Vo, RN, a local CA-15 nurse, as his virtual guest to President Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday. Gutierrez-Vo lives in Union City with her family and works in the adult medicine clinic at Kaiser Permanente in Fremont. 

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Rep. Eric Swalwell has submitted funding requests for important highway and transit designated projects in California's 15th District to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
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Rep. Eric Swalwell has submitted funding requests for important community projects in California's Fifteenth District to the House Appropriations Committee.