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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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April 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 which included several provisions championed by Rep.

April 25, 2016 Press Release

HAYWARD – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced the winners of his 4th annual Congressional Art Competition on Saturday at Hayward’s Sun Gallery.

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 artists from the 15th District.

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March 30, 2016 Press Release

PLEASANTON, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) convened a discussion on juvenile justice and how to break the cycle of poverty and crime Wednesday at the Alameda County Juvenile Court and detention facility in San Leandro.

March 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today led 66 House members in urging strong funding to help America’s mass transit agencies keep their riders safe and secure.

March 22, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the following about today’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium:

“I stand with the people of Belgium and mourn the loss of life,” Swalwell said. “Today’s attacks, on a 183-year ally and the host country to NATO, must not paralyze us with fear or go unanswered.

March 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led 13 other House members in urging funding for two projects to benefit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the California campus of Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), so that the labs’ workers can remain safe while completing their mission to keep America safe and thriving.

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March 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Responding to a bipartisan request from House Sharing Economy Caucus co-chairs Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA), the General Services Administration (GSA) has agreed to advise federal agencies that employees’ use of transportation network companies (TNCs) – often called ridesharing companies – is a permitted, reimbursable expense.

March 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) this week led 24 House members in urging funding for a program that maintains our national security and keeps America moving toward a new energy future.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today led 122 House members in urging robust funding for the Department of Energy’s effort to partner the federal government with industry, academia, and research facilities to advance America’s energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation.

March 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) is an original co-sponsor of a new bipartisan, bicameral bill to create the “National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges” – a digital security panel uniting stakeholders to keep our nation safe while keeping our personal data secure.

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In The News

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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