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.
Incumbent Eric Swalwell, a Democrat, is seeking his third term in Congress as the representative of the 15th District, which includes Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. He is opposed by Republican Danny Turner.
The Independent recommends Swalwell for his response to and interaction with his constituents. He regularly holds town hall meetings and attends a variety of events ranging from parades to workshops with young industry workers.Read more
Based on his seasoned service in Washington and earlier as a Dublin city councilman, we again endorse Congressman Eric Swalwell for re-election in the 15th Congressional District, which includes Pleasanton.
Swalwell is a member of the Dublin Lions Club, Hayward Rotary, Cornerstone Church in Livermore and serves on the advisory council of Tri-Valley Conservancy.Read more
Holly Hines, Iowa City Press-Citizen
Brothers Jolli and Tony Odele recently stumbled on a business idea that altered their life path: helping people recycle their old phones and electronics.
Both brothers attended a discussion Monday in Iowa City led by U.S. Congressmen Dave Loebsack and Eric Swalwell that focused on challenges young people face when starting businesses. Swalwell is a Democrat representing California's 15th Congressional District, while Loebsack is a Democrat representing Iowa's Second Congressional District.Read more
By Kathleen E. Carey
PHILADELPHIA >> A panel of U.S. representatives addressed how technology plays in their governing and why it’s important to be civically engaged from emailing to voting at a forum sponsored by SAP.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
By Taylor Lorenz
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.
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.Read more
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.