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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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Rep. Eric Swalwell goes phone-banking for Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff

California congressman Eric Swalwell rolled up his sleeves and picked up the phone Saturday to encourage voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to vote in Tuesday's special election for Jon Ossoff, the Democrat vying to fill the House seat left vacant when President Trump tapped Republican Tom Price to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary-film producer and former congressional aide, is up against 55-year-old Republican Karen Handel, Georgia's former secretary of state.

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Eric Swalwell on MSNBC discussing latest in Trump-Russia investigation

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Rep. Eric Swalwell on the growing Trump Russia turmoil: "We are not powerless"

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be "unfocused" and obstructionist, but that doesn't leave the public helpless, a California congressman said in an interview Wednesday.

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House Democrats fight for Rep. Eric’s Swalwell bill to create independent Russia commission

By CASEY TOLAN | Bay Area News Group

WASHINGTON — As controversy roiled the Capitol over the latest damaging reports about the Trump administration, House Democrats launched a procedural fight Wednesday to create an independent commission into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

 

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