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East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is among a group of Golden State ex-prosecutors who are connecting the dots in the Trump-Russia case.

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Bay Area Groups, Politicians Push to Keep DACA Program (Video)

nbc-bay-area-daca.pngAdvocates and several government officials are rallying against President Donald Trump's plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program by Friday.

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Indigenous Millennials share their views with members of Congress

By Sophie Bonomi, Kitsap Daily News

SUQUAMISH — Several Millennials, ages teens to 20s, from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and Suquamish Tribe gathered in the conference room at Kiana Lodge Aug. 29 to meet with three adults who wanted to hear their views about issues of concern to them.

It was an uncommon opportunity. The adults were three members of the U.S. House of Representatives: Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor; Rick Larsen, D-Everett; and Eric Swalwell, D-Pleasanton, California. Also participating: Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman, who opened the discussion.

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Congress members hear from young workers

California Rep. Swalwell, born in 1980, leads Future Forum; Bonamici joins him for a meeting at Ruby Receptionists in NW Portland

By Peter Wong, Portland Tribune

College costs, student loan debt and net neutrality were among the topics raised by some of Oregon's youngest workers when they met Monday (Aug. 28) with two U.S. representatives, both elected in 2012.

About two dozen employees of Ruby Receptionists, a Portland company that serves 7,000 small businesses through technology and human interactions, questioned Reps. Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon and Eric Swalwell of California.

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Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill For Faster DNA Testing To Solve Crimes

WASHINGTON (CBS SF) – President Donald Trump has signed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, that’s aimed at helping law enforcement agencies perform real-time DNA testing to speed up justice.

Swalwell said traditional DNA analysis can take weeks, but rapid DNA analysis permits processing of samples in about 90 minutes or less.

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East Bay congressman leads constituents on hike

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CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KTVU) - An East Bay Congressman took his town hall to this hills- hiking with constituents and answering questions.

Alameda County Representative Eric Swalwell led a group of about 100 hikers along a 2-mile hike at the Lake Chabot Regional Park.

Constituents showed up with a lot of questions on a wide variety of topics. The Congressman said Washington is consumed with the latest reports of missile tests in North Korea, Russian sanctions, and chaos in the White House, but Swalwell says voters are still deeply concerned with local issues.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell spends the day as a Southwest baggage handler, Starbucks barista

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., isn't giving up his day job, but he did take a stab Saturday as a Southwest Airlines baggage handler and Starbucks barista as part of the #InYourShoes initiative.

Working with Transport Workers Union of America members at Oakland International Airport, Swalwell loaded baggage onto the airline's Boeing 737s.

The social media-savvy congressman tweeted several photos of his baggage handling stint.

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Bill Shifts Some State Water Control to Feds

A federal bill that shifts some controls over state water to the federal government has passed the House of Representatives.

HR 23, known as the GROW Act (Gaining Responsibility on Water) passed the House July 12 on a vote of 230 to 190, mostly along party lines, with Republicans favoring it, and Democrats opposed.

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Democrats are launching a group seeking to better understand and win disenchanted millennials

Democrats are launching an outside group seeking to help address economic challenges facing millennials who have become disconnected from politics.

On Wednesday, Democratic leaders announced the formation of the Future Forum Foundation in hopes of bolstering the work of the House Future Forum caucus, a group of the youngest Democratic members of Congress.

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The House Power Players

In the age of Trump, these four lawmakers are gaining new power and popularity.

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 16: Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (TOM WILLIAMS/CQ ROLL CALL/GETTY IMAGES)

 

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