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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

May 6, 2017 Press Release

HAYWARD – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced the winners of his 5th annual Congressional Art Competition at a reception Saturday at the Hayward Area Historical Society.

High school students from throughout the Congressman’s East Bay district submitted dozens of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs and other works of art, which were judged by a panel of distinguished 15th District artists and business owners who exhibit art through or collaborate with the Hayward Arts Council.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) held a reception Monday night in Pleasanton to honor nine students from the 15th Congressional District whom he has nominated to the United States Service Academies.

April 11, 2017 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 22 at Dublin High School.

“A lot is happening in Washington as we try to protect the progress we've made and look ahead to a brighter future,” Swalwell said. “I hope my 15th Congressional District constituents will join me for this town hall meeting so that I can provide a brief update about what's going on, and then take questions and hear people’s thoughts. I’m looking forward to listening to those I represent.”