Press Releases

December 27, 2013 Press Release

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today urged an immediate extension of unemployment insurance to prevent 214,800 Californians from losing their benefits on Dec. 28. An additional 325,800 Californians will lose their benefits in the first six months of 2014 without any legislative action by Congress. Rep.

December 18, 2013 Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that Microvi Biotechnologies in Hayward was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant over two years to develop a high performance bioprocess for eliminating “1,4-Dioxane,” a probable human carcinogen, in water.

December 16, 2013 Press Release

CALIFORNIA – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) led a bipartisan letter signed by 19 California Members of Congress to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki urging a supremely qualified candidate with a proven record of success to fill the open director position at the Oakland VA.

December 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) joined Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5), Joe Heck (NV-3), and Darrell Issa (CA-49) to introduce H.R. 3771, the bipartisan Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act. This legislation would incentivize American assistance for Philippines relief and allow donations made before March 1, 2014 to be deducted on 2013 taxes.  U.S.

December 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – In advance of what is expected to be a close vote, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA -15) coordinated the following statement signed by 13 Members of the bipartisan, first-year United Solutions Caucus announcing support for the Ryan/Murray two-year budget agreement:

December 5, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today honored Sergeant 1st Class Jason Manella of Hayward on the House Floor for winning the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award during the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. The Army’s Best Warrior Competition is a three-day event that tests a soldier’s physical and mental toughness.

November 22, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) today sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Raj Shah requesting that the U.S.

November 20, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) sent a bipartisan letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate, urging FEMA to adopt open data standards to enhance social media alerts in disaster situations. In a July Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing led by Rep. Swalwell and Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Chairman Rep.