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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California



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September 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record in support of H.R. 5111, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016.  The House approved the bill on a voice vote. 

September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) led a bipartisan effort to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve access to clinical trials for cancer treatments.

August 10, 2016 Press Release

PLEASANTON – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Pleasanton) will hold two town hall meetings on Saturday, August 13 to provide 15th Congressional District residents with an update on his activities and to listen to any concerns and thoughts they want to share.

August 8, 2016 Press Release

Swalwell Leads CA Members in Urging EPA to Support Renewable Fuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard.

July 16, 2016 Press Release

OAKLAND – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Pleasanton) and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley hosted Patrick Grady, Member of the British Parliament, on Saturday at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse to discuss gun violence issues. 

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Thursday introduced the Know Your Repayment Options Act to better serve nearly 42 million federal student loan borrowers. Swalwell introduced this bill with seven other members of the Future Forum.

July 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced the Strengthening 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.

July 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifty House Democrats led by Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) asked Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday to create a more transparent U.S. Congress by revising the policy that prohibits Members from using cameras on the House Floor.

The letter to Ryan also asks that C-SPAN be allowed to control its own camera feed, rather than having the cameras remain subject to House control.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Wednesday joined dozens of his fellow House Democrats for a sit-in on the House floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republican leadership allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.

June 3, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on Friday completed a three-day visit to Pakistan during which he pressed senior leaders on the need for increased cooperation in rooting out terrorism.


In The News

January 6, 2014 In The News

PLEASANTON — A new federal law clears the way for a Marine Corps band to play again at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games after a one-year absence.

In 2013, the Department of Defense barred travel for military bands playing at many community events, including the Scottish Games in Pleasanton, even if event sponsors paid the travel costs.

December 23, 2013 In The News

Habitat for Humanity typically builds houses, but a Habitat event last month tore one down.

A team of Livermore-based Sandia National Laboratories volunteers led by the lab’s engineering services manager Larry Carrillo kicked off a new Habitat for Humanity project that will partially demolish and rebuild a dilapidated 60-year-old house in Livermore.

December 15, 2013 In The News

DUBLIN, Calif. —

In Dublin, those looking to pick the perfect Christmas tree Sunday were by one of the last people expected to be working there: U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Swalwell told KTVU Sunday that his work at the Morning Glory Farm Christmas Trees was part of his monthly attempt to meet his constituents by doing their jobs.

December 10, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.

But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating legislation to stop in-flight calling.

December 4, 2013 In The News

An East Bay Army reservist is the Army’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year after winning the annual Best Warrior Competition.

December 3, 2013 In The News

Four members of California’s congressional delegation, three from the Bay Area, have written a letter to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag protesting the continued federal crackdown against suppliers of medical marijuana whose activities have been deemed legal under state law.

December 1, 2013 In The News

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has introduced legislation that would use federal funds to replace much of California’s Redevelopment Agency development obligations that were declared illegal by Gov. Jerry Brown.

November 26, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Air Force should air drop humanitarian supplies and  food to the most remote and inaccessible areas of the Philippines following  Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, several lawmakers wrote to the US defense secretary and  the USAID head.

November 26, 2013 In The News

Filipinos currently in the United States should be allowed to remain temporarily after their visas expire due to Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation of the Philippines, say members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.

November 26, 2013 In The News

A House panel has approved by a voice vote a bill aimed at strengthening the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity workforce.