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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California


Press Releases

February 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today was appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. The Steering & Policy Committee sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic Members for committee assignments; Pelosi named Swalwell to the committee in November 2014.

January 28, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Swalwell bringing on local political reporter to head communications outreach

PLEASANTON, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced today that Josh Richman will be joining his office as communications director. Josh was previously a reporter for the Bay Area News Group covering state and federal politics. He is taking over the communications role for Allison Bormel, who is joining the Obama Administration as a senior communications advisor. 


January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

January 8, 2016 Press Release
Swalwell will bring Fremont’s Police Chief, a gun violence prevention advocate

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced he will bring Fremont Chief of Police Richard Lucero as his guest for the 2016 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), released the following statement after voting YES on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will keep the government open and funded:

December 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the “Tracking Foreign Fighters in Terrorist Safe Havens Act” (H.R. 4239) which was introduced last week by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) to ensure greater oversight by Congress over the intelligence agencies. The vote to pass the bill was unanimous.

December 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A provision championed by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) was included in H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that passed the House of Representatives today with strong bipartisan support.

November 10, 2015 Press Release
Legislation would establish competitive grant program to fund university business incubators

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced the Start-Up America’s Students Act, a bill that would create a competitive grant program to establish, expand, or improve business incubators operated by or affiliated with universities and colleges.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) requested an update on DHS actions to address possible gaps in immigration enforcement demonstrated by the tragic murder of Kate Steinle in July. Kate’s family resides in Pleasanton, CA, a city located in Swalwell’s congressional district.

November 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) offered a bipartisan amendment to the DRIVE Act (the transportation bill) to make it easier for public entities to take advantage of  innovative technologies like car sharing, bike sharing, and transportation network companies to improve mobility and air quality. Swalwell led the amendment with Rep.