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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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June 30, 2014 Press Release

DUBLIN, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, striking down the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirement for closely-held corporations. Swalwell signed an Amicus Brief in support of the contraceptive coverage requirement:

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June 27, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement praising Mineta San Jose Airport’s (SJC) steps to improve its perimeter security following the April breach by a teenager who was later able to stowaway in an airplane undetected.

June 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) questioned Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson today in a hearing regarding the growing influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southwestern border expecting to find refuge in the United States from the economic instability and gang violence in their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

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June 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that his office has helped CA-15 veterans receive a total of more than $1 million in retroactive benefits such as disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Administration since January 2013. This represents benefits the veterans earned but were overdue in receiving from the VA.

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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:

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