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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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June 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after Yahye Abdi, the teenager who breached the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) perimeter and stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines plane, spoke for the first-time publicly about the ease of trespassing the airport perimeter fence.

June 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – H.R. 1671, a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell to name the U.S. Post Office in Dublin, CA as the “James ‘Jim’ Kohnen Post Office” passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 398-0. Swalwell introduced the legislation to honor the life of Tri-Valley public servant and 30-year Army veteran Dr. Jim Kohnen. Dr. Kohnen passed away on May 29, 2012.

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June 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced the bipartisan Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act to assist the unemployed in finding jobs. The legislation would mandate that the Department of Labor (DOL) update One-Stop Career Center websites to dramatically improve information and job-seeking services online.

June 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today successfully passed an amendment in the Committee on Homeland Security to strengthen air travel security by providing incentives for countries to report data on lost and stolen travel documents. Swalwell’s amendment to H.R. 3846, a bill regarding U.S.

June 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after the announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System, Livermore Division has been cited as requiring further review following a system-wide VA Access Audit:

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after voting NO on the weakened USA FREEDOM Act that would allow the NSA to continue collecting Americans’ information in bulk.

May 21, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today passed a bipartisan amendment to ensure military bands can once again accept assistance from community groups to perform at public events such as parades and ceremonies. The amendment was offered to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and was co-led by Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-7).

May 12, 2014 Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today kicked off National Small Business Week by visiting five small businesses in downtown Hayward. This year marks the 51st anniversary of National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of small businesses across the country.

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