WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) applauded passage today of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014. The amendment fixes a bureaucratic issue that was prohibiting military bands from playing at community events like the Scottish Games in Pleasanton if the organization funds the band’s expenses.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced that the Bay Area organization Save The Bay was awarded a $75,000 federal grant to help reach the goal of restoring 25 acres of wetlands in the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in Hayward. The grant was provided through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) released the following statement after the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) announcement today that it will continue to ban all knives onboard planes.
HAYWARD, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) took on the job of a student financial aid officer as part of his monthly “In Your Shoes” program and held a roundtable with students on financial aid issues at California State University, East Bay to stress the need to stop student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today co-sponsored H.R. 1999, the bipartisan Savings, Accountability, Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Act. The legislation cuts up to approximately $200 billion in wasteful government spending over the next 10 years by eliminating duplication and increasing efficiency.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) spoke out on the House floor during debate on the Republican’s 37th attempt to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. He likened their multiple attempts to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result.
HAYWARD, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced that Porifera, Inc. in Hayward, located in the Fifteenth Congressional District, was awarded a nearly $150,000 Department of Energy (DOE) grant for small businesses to develop clean energy technologies.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) participated in the first House hearing on the Boston bombings, held by the Committee on Homeland Security, to begin answering questions prompted by the attack, evaluate our emergency response efforts and learn how we can better prepare for a similar attack.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today spoke on the House Floor in opposition to H.R. 1406, the so-called Working Families Flexibility Act, which in reality undermines American workers and harms the middle class. This bill severely weakens the right of wage workers to overtime pay.