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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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August 14, 2015 Press Release

The world cannot permit Iran to have a nuclear weapon. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware of the threat Iran poses to the United States and our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Next month, Congress will vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, an effort to prevent one of the world’s most evil regimes from having the world’s most dangerous weapon.

July 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today introduced H.R. 3280, the bipartisan Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act to help students, veterans, the unemployed, and the underemployed in their job search.

July 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after the Supreme Court in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission upheld the state’s independent redistricting commission in a 5-4 decision.

June 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. 

June 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in King v. Burwell to recognize the full intent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect crucial health care subsidies for 6.4 million Americans: 

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May 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY) today introduced H.R. 2409, the Main Street Revival Act, which would speed up local economic development in blighted areas.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) today announced the formation of the bipartisan Sharing Economy Caucus, which will bring attention to this booming sector and its impact on our society and economy.

April 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) today introduced the Consumer Review Freedom Act to make it illegal for businesses to penalize customers who write negative reviews on Yelp or other online review sites.

April 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced H.R. 2082, the STEM K to Career Act to create a ladder to success for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students and professionals across the country.

April 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after today’s House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on Mismanagement at the Oakland VA Regional Office. Today’s hearing confirmed Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General report that over 14,000 informal claims went unprocessed by VA staff.

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April 16, 2013 In The News

When jostling for committee assignments, most lawmakers are gunning for one of the "A" committees, like Appropriations, Ways and Means or Energy and Commerce.

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee? Not so much.

April 16, 2013 In The News

U.S.  Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a Member of the House Committee  on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the bombings  in Boston yesterday:

April 9, 2013 In The News

It’s hard for newcomers to Congress, especially if they’re in the minority, to get much attention in Washington. But freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell, the East Bay Democrat who unseated veteran Pete Stark last November, may have found a way.

April 9, 2013 In The News

Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom, of Hayward, was honored on the U.S. House floor Tuesday by Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Grissom, a 1999 graduate of Mount Eden High School in Hayward, died March 21 of wounds suffered from small-arms fire in Afghanistan.

The Green Beret received several medals, including the Bronze Star and the NATO Medal, Swalwell said.

April 9, 2013 In The News

A group of House Democrats say it's time the Transportation Security  Administration's (TSA) stop defending its decision to allow knives on airplanes — and instead just drop the controversial proposal.

April 1, 2013 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell stops his bicycle at a red light at Main and B streets in  Hayward, pulls it onto a sidewalk across from a vacant bank building, and waves  for the attention of his fellow cyclists. "This here," he says above the din of  the traffic, "is the heart of the HUB zone."

March 25, 2013 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a newly elected Democrat from the 15th District and a member of the Homeland Security Committee, has been one of the more vocal critics of TSA's new policy on items being brought on board airplanes. Effective April 25, passengers can bring hockey sticks, golf clubs and billiard cues among carry-on baggage.

March 22, 2013 In The News
SAN LORENZO -- Bicyclists are invited to join Congressman Eric Swalwell on a ride Saturday.
 
March 20, 2013 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell seems to be following up on his campaign promise to produce a “Mobile Congress” that’s more accessible to constituents via video technology and social media.

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