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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Press Releases

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.

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:

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.

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: