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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California

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I am a proud East Bay native, having grown up here, gone to school here, worked as a prosecutor for seven years in Alameda County and served in local government in Dublin. I am committed to working hard to see that the federal government partners with our community to solve local problems.

My top priority in Congress is helping create jobs and grow the economy of the 15th Congressional District. I also want to make sure we utilize federal dollars wisely to reduce traffic congestion which is choking our community and protect the majestic San Francisco Bay.

What I am Doing for You

I’m pushing hard in support of connecting BART to the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train in Livermore, as a means of relieving traffic along the I-580 corridor.

I joined with Rep. Barbara Lee and Mark DeSaulnier in April 2016 to host an “Innovation Agenda 2.0” roundtable with East Bay business leaders.

I led 13 other House members in urging funding for two projects to benefit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the California campus of Sandia National Laboratory: $500,000 toward a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at LLNL and $25.1 million for electrical infrastructure upgrades at both labs.

I’m an original cosponsor of H.R. 1140, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, which would authorize $25 million over five years for wetlands restoration and conservation in the Bay Area. (I also cosponsored this as H.R. 843 in the 113th Congress.)

 

Rep. Swalwell receives a briefing at the site of an ACE train derailment in Niles Canyon, March 2016.

In the 113th Congress:

I hosted events to help people and business in the East Bay learn from experts regarding how to find or create jobs; for example, the “Make it in America, Sell it to the World” event I organized provided valuable information about resources available for companies to grow exports.

I was an original cosponsor of H.R. 4239, a bill to provide emergency drought relief to California and other affected states as well as a help to address this crisis over the long-term in a fair and environmentally responsible way.

 

Rep. Swalwell speaking to the Bay Planning Colition about issues important to our region like improving our infrastructure. 

More on Local Issues

November 26, 2018 Press Release

CASTRO VALLEY, CA – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host the 15th Congressional District’s final town hall meeting of 2018 on Saturday, December 1 in Dublin.

The Congressman will recap highlights from this past year, discuss Congress' priorities for 2019, and answer constituents’ questions. All 15th District residents are welcome.

WHAT: 15th Congressional District Town Hall

WHO: Rep. Eric Swalwell and constituents

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1

October 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Homeowners in California’s 15th Congressional District will suffer from the new tax provisions signed into law by President Donald Trump, according to a report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested by Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15).

August 27, 2018 In The News

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - BART has been awarded $6.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This one-time FEMA funding will help with safety and security.

BART is one of a dozen large transit agencies to get a piece of this $88 million pie.