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
Congressman Eric Swalwell hosted a town hall meeting last Saturday at Granada High School in Livermore.
He began the session with a touch of humor, noting that upon the birth of his son, "We got the cutest baby monitor from the Russian Ambassador."
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - An East Bay Congressman took his town hall to this hills- hiking with constituents and answering questions.
Alameda County Representative Eric Swalwell led a group of about 100 hikers along a 2-mile hike at the Lake Chabot Regional Park.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell invites 15th Congressional District constituents to join him at a series of upcoming public events: