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August 21, 2017 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – The bipartisan, bicameral Rapid DNA Act – of which Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) was the lead Democratic House cosponsor, to help local law enforcement use new technology to speed up justice – has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell invites 15th Congressional District constituents to join him at a series of upcoming public events:

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June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today introduced the bipartisan Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act to help students, veterans, the unemployed, and the underemployed in their job searches.

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June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) & Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) today introduced the Student Loan Interest Deduction (SLID) Act to address the growing student debt crisis that affects more than 42 million borrowers in the United States.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) & Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants Act to enhance the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP), which offers student loan forgiveness to teachers, police officers, public health workers and others who dedicate their careers to public service.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Wednesday introduced the Fairness in Forgiveness Act, which would let current and former long-time workers at all 16 privately operated Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories seek forgiveness of their federal student loans.

June 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Tuesday announced a week of action to address student loan debt, a $1.3 trillion crisis that affects millions of Americans and their families.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) issued the following statement after several people were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, VA, at a practice session for this week’s charity Congressional baseball game:

June 2, 2017 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and founder and chairman of the Future Forum, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address today, highlighting the Trump budget’s assault on higher education and Democrats’ resolve to restore Americans’ freedom to dream a better life for our children.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), the Ranking Member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement Wednesday:

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In The News

September 10, 2014 In The News

It took Earth millions of years to deposit "rare earths" into isolated batches, and it took a century after their discovery for scientists to figure out what to do with them besides make lantern wicks burn brighter.

September 10, 2014 In The News

"Para una vida mejor."

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September 10, 2014 In The News

OAKLAND, Calif. —

A congressional homeland security committee held an emergency hearing Thursday in Texas to discuss the growing crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

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September 10, 2014 In The News

H.R. 1671, a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell to name the U.S. Post Office in Dublin 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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September 10, 2014 In The News

Silicon Valley’s technology expertise may offer a viable-and close to home-solution for possible security weaknesses at San Jose Airport, according to Congressman Eric Swalwell who represents the 15th district (which includes most of Alameda County). Now, he’s calling for action.

September 10, 2014 In The News

SAN JOSE — A Bay Area congressman on Friday called for tougher security standards and a study of technology that could have spotted a teenager climbing a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowing away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound airliner nearly two weeks ago.

September 10, 2014 In The News

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.

September 10, 2014 In The News

A Bay Area congressman wants an updated assessment of the nation's airport perimeter security needs following a Santa Clara teen's stowaway voyage in the wheel well of a jetliner taking off from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The 15-year-old jumped a fence to get into the airport Sunday, and miraculously survived a five-and-a-half hour flight to Hawaii despite freezing temperatures and

April 16, 2014 In The News

Les Smith thought he was a U.S. citizen but learned otherwise when he applied for Social Security after turning 65.

“What a surprise,” he said.

The mix-up was resolved Wednesday when Smith took his citizenship oath at U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell’s Hayward office, with his wife of 44 years sitting nearby, blinking, with tears in her eyes.

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