Press Releases

March 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey urging that the FBI take steps to improve DNA testing for law enforcement. The letter asks the bureau to consider Rapid DNA analysis, and to better use private labs to reduce the severe DNA backlog. The letter was co-led by Reps. Mike Honda (CA-17) and Barbara Lee (CA-13).

February 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today called on the National Football League (NFL) to commit to moving the 2015 Super Bowl out of Arizona should SB 1062 become law. The discriminatory SB 1062 would enable businesses in Arizona to refuse to serve people simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

February 21, 2014 Press Release

LIVERMORE, CA – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) led a letter to President Barack Obama urging strong and sustained funding for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as he prepares his FY 2015 budget.

February 14, 2014 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, a television news agency reported Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) received pay during the federal government shutdown, despite pledging to not be paid.  This is not what occurred.

 

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February 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) was awarded a two-year $4.1 million federal SAFER grant to hire and train 12 new firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the U.S.

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement tonight following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress:

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today honored fallen Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Officer Sergeant Thomas (Tommy) Smith, who was tragically killed last week while on duty. Sgt. Smith resided in San Ramon, in Rep. Swalwell’s congressional district.

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January 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today organized Democratic Members of Congress on the House Floor to urge Speaker Boehner to immediately restore unemployment benefits for the 1.4 million Americans who recently lost this vital lifeline due to Congressional inaction. Swalwell and 20 Democrats demanded that House Republican Leadership allow an up-or-down vote on H.R.

January 13, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after Congressman George Miller (CA-11) announced that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of this term:

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January 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) challenged fellow freshman Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) to a wager on Sunday’s NFC game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers. Swalwell will provide Pittenger’s office with wine from the Livermore Valley if the Panthers win; if the 49ers are victorious Swalwell’s office will receive famous Carolina barbecue.

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