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Opinion: Congressional GOP holding kids’ health care hostage

We in Congress have a moral responsibility — as citizens and lawmakers — to ensure all among us have access to health care. When we achieve this, we will not only live longer and healthier lives, but it will cost us all less. Sadly, congressional Republicans are reducing access to care for those who need it most: the poor and children.

Community health centers serving many of America’s most vulnerable are funded in large part by the federal government. A fund created in 2010 provided $11 billion over five years to operate, expand and build such centers, and Congress extended it in 2015 for two more years.

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Republicans look for excuses for Trump to fire Mueller

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Rep. Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pressing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for a reason for Donald Trump to fire Robert Mueller.

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About Eric Swalwell

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As co-chairman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Congressman Eric Swalwell helps set the caucus’ policy agenda and oversees committee assignments. As founder and chairman of Future Forum, he is House Democrats’ point man on outreach to millennials – the nation’s biggest, most diverse and best-educated generation. And as Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee’s CIA Subcommittee and a Judiciary Committee member, he’s playing key roles in keeping our nation safe.

In all these roles, Eric Swalwell fights for Americans’ Freedom to Dream: the ability to reach for and attain better lives for themselves and their families.

Eric, 36, represents California’s 15th Congressional District, including much of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. Raised in Dublin, Calif., he’s the son of a retired police officer and a still-working mother; the oldest of four siblings; and – with a Division 1 soccer scholarship – the first in his family to attend college. His... Read more


The Facts

  • Worked seven years as Alameda County prosecutor

  • Served on Dublin City Council (2010-2012)

  • Elected to Congress in 2012 - youngest member of the California delegation

  • Ranking member of House subcommittee on the CIA

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