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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.