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California Democrat co-sponsors Stefanik year-round Pell legislation

By Maury Thompson

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on Friday co-sponsored legislation Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, introduced to re-instate the "Year-Round Pell" program, according to the Library of Congress government information web site.

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These Brooklyn college students have a message for Congress

By Jillian Berman, Reporter

Like most college students still at a school event on a Friday afternoon, the group of 30 or so students gathered in a large classroom at Medgar Evers College last week was initially not the most enthusiastic. Some needed coaxing to sit in the circle of chairs set up for them in the middle of the room. The first question of the afternoon was met with a pause before a young woman finally raised her hand to offer an answer.

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How Rep. Eric Swalwell became the Snapchat king of Congress

Imagine a typical Snapchat user and you probably don’t think of a 35-year-old straight-laced congressman from California. But in a few short months, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has skyrocketed to success on the app, using the platform to connect with constituents and grow his base.

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Young Democrats find a topic that connects with millennials: Massive debt

Sarah D Wire

Millennials might look at California Rep. Eric Swalwell and think he's just another member of Congress, albeit one who looks younger than most of his colleagues. But then he talks about his nearly $100,000 in student loan debt.

“A lot of people in our generation think of Congress as an institution made up of people that don’t look like them, or go through experiences they have to go through. When you see members who do have student loan debt, you think, OK, maybe they do get it,” Swalwell said during an interview in his Capitol Hill office.

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U.S. lawmakers seek increase in transit security funding

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and more than 60 other members of Congress are requesting an increase in federal funding to help transit agencies beef up security measures against terrorist attacks and plan for other emergencies.

The representatives asked that the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) be increased to $105 million in the fiscal-year 2017 Department of Homeland Security authorization bill, a "small" increase from the current budget and $20 million more than President Barack Obama's request, according to a press release issued by Swalwell's office.

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Swalwell named vice chair of Democrats' steering committee

Local congressman also hires new communications director

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), whose district includes Pleasanton, was appointed last week as vice chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic members for committee assignments.

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Congressmen tackle student debt

By Andrew Smith, reporter

Three members of Congress met with TCC students on South Campus Feb. 5 to focus on student concerns.

By opening the floor to questions and comments, U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, whose district includes South Campus, along with Rep. Eric Swalwell of California and Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona addressed student debt, Veterans Affairs and immigration reform.

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'Do-nothing Congress’? Not for Rep. Eric Swalwell

By Carla Marinucci

They called it the “do-nothing Congress,” but as a member of the 113th session of the House of Representatives, Democratic freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell says it was possible to get plenty done — with “small steps” and cooperation from the other side.

Swalwell, at 34 the youngest member of the California delegation, got three bills through the House and two of them signed into law — more than any other freshman. He also racked up nearly 500,000 miles on the job, returning to his East Bay district just about every week for events with constituents.

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