Press Releases

May 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after learning that Julianna M. Boor will be the new Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Oakland Regional Office. Ms. Boor was most recently the Assistant Director of the VA Seattle Regional Office.

May 2, 2014 Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA – Following a tour of the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) perimeter, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today called for pilot programs to test various technologies to determine the best, most cost-effective methods to secure airport perimeters. Swalwell is the only Northern California member of the Homeland Security Committee.

April 22, 2014 Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, today requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issue an updated assessment of our nation’s airport perimeter security needs. The last report GAO issued evaluating airport perimeter security was published in 2009.

April 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement on the hearing held today by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission regarding India:

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April 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today on the House Floor, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) remembered Lance Corporal Andrew Silva of Union City, which is located in the Congressman’s district. Lance Corporal Silva was killed just over one month after returning home from serving in Afghanistan.

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March 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that his bill, H.R. 3771, the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, was signed into law by President Obama. This law will help incentivize contributions to Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. The law was co-led in the House of Representatives by Reps.

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March 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that his bill, H.R. 3771, the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, passed the House of Representatives. This bill will help incentivize contributions to Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. The bipartisan bill is co-led by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Darrell Issa (R-CA).

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March 18, 2014 Press Release

HAYWARD, CA -- U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Member of the Homeland Security Committee, today announced he is an original cosponsor of H.R. 4263, the Social Media Working Group Act of 2014. He introduced it with Reps. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-5), Donald Payne (D-NJ-10), and Steven Palazzo (R-MS-4).

March 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) offered a five-year anniversary tribute on the House Floor for fallen Oakland Police Department officers Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Daniel Sakai, and Officer John Hege. The officers were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, March 21, 2009.

March 13, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) led a letter with Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Candice Miller (R-MI), and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Members of the Homeland Security Committee with jurisdiction over the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S.

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