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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California



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March 14, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today questioned Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Administrator John Pistole in a hearing of the Homeland Security Transportation Security Subcommittee. Swalwell objected to TSA’s new policy to allow certain knives and sports equipment on-board planes, arguing it could put passengers and crew at serious risk.

March 14, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) delivered the following remarks at a Science, Space & Technology Committee markup of H.R. 756, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013, which helps develop our nation’s capabilities for cyberdefense through R&D and developing comprehensive security standards.

March 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today to recognize and honor Marine Sergeant Zachary George, a native of San Ramon, who was wounded in Afghanistan on February 4.  Sergeant George was presented a Purple Heart last week by President Obama. Below are Rep. Swalwell’s remarks and the video:

March 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Michael Grimm (R-NY) announced that they will be sending a bipartisan letter to John S.

March 8, 2013 Press Release

HAYWARD, CA – Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today visited Hayward to announce H.R. 952, the Main Street Revival Act, which aims to help businesses start and grow in targeted, distressed neighborhoods. Swalwell announced the bill in front of an empty storefront to highlight an area that would benefit from the legislation.

March 7, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced H.R. 1022, Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013, to help the United States develop the technical expertise and production capabilities to assure a long-term, secure, and sustainable supply of energy critical elements.  The U.S.

March 5, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) co-sponsored several bills that treat marijuana in a rational way and allow more freedom at the state level.  Swalwell is a former prosecutor and understands the effort devoted to the war on drugs, but he believes that local law enforcement officials should have the opportunity to devote more resources to other, more serious matters without fede

March 1, 2013 Press Release

PLEASANTON, CA -- Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement today expressing his disappointment that the indiscriminate budget cuts known as the “sequester” were not averted:

February 20, 2013 Press Release

LIVERMORE, CA – Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today attended the announcement of the public-private partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Livermore-based solar energy company Cool Earth Solar, both located within Swalwell’s district.