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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California



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March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today led 122 House members in urging robust funding for the Department of Energy’s effort to partner the federal government with industry, academia, and research facilities to advance America’s energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation.

March 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) is an original co-sponsor of a new bipartisan, bicameral bill to create the “National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges” – a digital security panel uniting stakeholders to keep our nation safe while keeping our personal data secure.

February 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Sharing Economy Caucus co-chairs Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter urging the General Services Administration (GSA) to issue guidance to federal agencies that employees’ use of transportation network companies (TNCs) is a permitted, reimbursable expense, and should be encouraged.

February 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today was appointed by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee. The Steering & Policy Committee sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic Members for committee assignments; Pelosi named Swalwell to the committee in November 2014.

January 28, 2016 Press Release

PLEASANTON, CA – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced today that Josh Richman will be joining his office as communications director. Josh was previously a reporter for the Bay Area News Group covering state and federal politics. He is taking over the communications role for Allison Bormel, who is joining the Obama Administration as a senior communications advisor. 


January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today released the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

January 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today announced he will bring Fremont Chief of Police Richard Lucero as his guest for the 2016 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15), released the following statement after voting YES on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill that will keep the government open and funded:

December 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today approved the “Tracking Foreign Fighters in Terrorist Safe Havens Act” (H.R. 4239) which was introduced last week by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) to ensure greater oversight by Congress over the intelligence agencies. The vote to pass the bill was unanimous.

December 1, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A provision championed by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) was included in H.R. 4127, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that passed the House of Representatives today with strong bipartisan support.


In The News

August 26, 2013 In The News

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) $12.8 million in Transit Security Grant Program funds to enhance security and help protect the Transbay Tube, one of BART’s most critical assets.

August 24, 2013 In The News

Summer used to be the season of the “town hall” meeting, a traditional forum for voters to meet, question – sometimes confront – congressional representatives who return to their home districts during the August recess.

August 5, 2013 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell left Sunday for Israel and the West Bank as part of a massive Democratic congressional delegation “to gain a firsthand understanding of some of America’s most pressing foreign policy challenges,” his office reported.

August 5, 2013 In The News

As Congress leaves the Capitol for its five-week August recess, freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell is headed home a little frustrated.

“The biggest problem for me is we’re voting on extremes. You don’t see compromise bills,” he said Thursday evening on the east steps of the Capitol after a vote.

July 24, 2013 In The News

The 2012 congressional election in California’s 15th district shook up things

The juicy plot of a young, ambitious attorney ousts a detached, yet established, incumbent from office, then heads to Washington with big plans would certainly be a blockbuster hit if brought to the big screen.

July 22, 2013 In The News

A dozen years ago, Eric Swalwell dreamed of a career as a professional soccer player. A goalkeeper, he attended college in North Carolina on an athletic scholarship. But then he broke his thumbs—both of them.

July 10, 2013 In The News


Ahmed chats with Representatives Eric Swalwell and Steve Pearce to talk about a resolution they introduced that would allow members of Congress to vote remotely on bills from their home districts.
July 9, 2013 In The News

Rep. Eric Swalwell served as the top Democrat at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing Tuesday on how the government can use social media and new technologies in disaster relief and recovery.

July 8, 2013 In The News

The U.S. Marine Corps Band will be able to play at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton this year, thanks to freshman Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin).