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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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February 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Sharing Economy Caucus co-chairs Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter urging the General Services Administration (GSA) to issue guidance to federal agencies that employees’ use of transportation network companies (TNCs) is a permitted, reimbursable expense, and should be encouraged.

February 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today was appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. The Steering & Policy Committee sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic Members for committee assignments; Pelosi named Swalwell to the committee in November 2014.

January 28, 2016 Press Release

PLEASANTON, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced today that Josh Richman will be joining his office as communications director. Josh was previously a reporter for the Bay Area News Group covering state and federal politics. He is taking over the communications role for Allison Bormel, who is joining the Obama Administration as a senior communications advisor. 

 

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

January 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced he will bring Fremont Chief of Police Richard Lucero as his guest for the 2016 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), released the following statement after voting YES on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will keep the government open and funded:

December 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the “Tracking Foreign Fighters in Terrorist Safe Havens Act” (H.R. 4239) which was introduced last week by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) to ensure greater oversight by Congress over the intelligence agencies. The vote to pass the bill was unanimous.

December 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A provision championed by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) was included in H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that passed the House of Representatives today with strong bipartisan support.

November 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced the Start-Up America’s Students Act, a bill that would create a competitive grant program to establish, expand, or improve business incubators operated by or affiliated with universities and colleges.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) requested an update on DHS actions to address possible gaps in immigration enforcement demonstrated by the tragic murder of Kate Steinle in July. Kate’s family resides in Pleasanton, CA, a city located in Swalwell’s congressional district.

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April 25, 2015 In The News

I spent this past Easter Sunday in Iraq, having brunch with our troops serving in the mission to defeat ISIL. The multiday trip was my first to this war-ravaged country. However, most of the service members I had the honor of meeting have come accustomed to spending Easter and most other holidays in a place with awfully dim prospects for peace and security.

April 23, 2015 In The News

NEW YORK — On a Thursday evening earlier this month, a group of Democratic lawmakers entrusted with a big chunk of the party’s future mingled with well-dressed young professionals in an industrial-chic space in Manhattan, drinking glasses of wine and Mason jars of water infused with strawberries or cucumbers.

April 16, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has returned from a bipartisan trip to Iraq. In Iraq, Swalwell was briefed by senior military officials on Operation Inherent Resolve (to degrade the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) capabilities). He met with Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi.

April 10, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, returned from a bipartisan trip to Iraq this week.

April 1, 2015 In The News

The arrest of a woman found wandering the grounds of Mineta San Jose Airport International Airport — the fifth breach there in the past year — is proof that its perimeter fence must be outfitted with live sensors, a Bay Area congressman said Wednesday.

March 19, 2015 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell is leading a House Democratic group that will reach out to voters of his generation to get them more interested and active in the political process.

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February 24, 2015 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell got to Washington three years ago by taking on the establishment: Instead of waiting for Pete Stark, who was 80 at the time, to retire, Swalwell went after the 20-term Democratic incumbent.

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January 21, 2015 In The News

They called it the “do-nothing Congress,” but as a member of the 113th session of the House of Representatives, Democratic freshman Rep. 

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January 20, 2015 In The News

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will have as his guest at President Obama's "State of the Union" speech tonight an Afghan interpreter who served alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

 The guest, Mohammad Usafi, waited nearly four years for a special immigrant visa, Swalwell said, and has now moved to the Bay Area.

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January 16, 2015 In The News

As terrorist attacks escalate across the globe, including the most recent tragedy in Paris, Americans are rightly asking what the nation’s leaders are doing to keep them safe.

At the same time, however, House Republicans are moving closer to shutting down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over an unrelated immigration fight with President Barack Obama.

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