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Members of Congress likely paid a lot less for college than you

California Congressman Eric Swalwell’s experience of financing higher education will ring familiar to many members of his generation, but likely not to many of his colleagues.

The now 37-year-old, attended public institutions for his undergraduate and law school degrees — the latter in-state — worked while in college, had an athletic scholarship at one point, got some help from his parents and yet still managed to graduate from both institutions with about $150,000 in student loans.

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Can congressional action help protect a free press?

I could not be more appreciative of the sentiment behind the Journalist Protection Act, just introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin. The threat of violence against journalists is no longer an abstract concept or other countries’ problems in the Trump era. President Trump has been spewing the type of anti-media vitriol by national leaders that has led to physical attacks on reporters in places such as Chechnya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Iran and Egypt.

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Congressman Eric Swallwell introduces Journalism Protection Act to counteract Trump era

 - A Bay Area Congressman on Monday introduced the first bill of its kind to make it a federal crime to physically attack journalists reporting the news. 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Castro Valley) said that the "Journalist Protection Act" was developed as a direct result of the “climate of extreme hostility to the press” created by President Donald Trump.

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Dem congressman: Memo slams FBI to protect Trump

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Tucker Carlson interviews Rep. Eric Swalwell, who says the Devin Nunes-authored memo will sacrifice the reputation of the FBI for politics.

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Interview with Rep. Eric Swalwell

Rep. Eric Swalwell talks about the Russia Investigation, and whether he thinks Republicans are attempting to obstruct justice.

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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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Democrats Making Push for Millennial Voters Ahead of 2018

Recent elections in Virginia give party a blueprint, operatives say

Some people in Washington might scoff at millennials’ overpriced artisanal toasts or fancy-schmancy watches-that-are-actually-phones, but there’s at least one thing they want from them: their votes.

A year out from the 2018 midterms, young adults aged 18 to 29 who are likely to vote prefer Democratic control of Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, 65 percent to 33 percent, a recent survey by Harvard’s Institute of Politics found.

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House Intel Democrats: Trump Jr. tight-lipped about what he told father after Trump Tower meeting went public

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday evening that Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged having a discussion with his father regarding the controversial June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower after the emails regarding the meeting became public, but refused to say anything else on the matter.

Trump Jr. testified Wednesday to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors regarding an eight-person meeting that took place in June 2016 between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

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Swalwell talks tax bill, national security and more at town hall

Full house at Cal High for representative's last event of 2017 

It was a packed house in the cafeteria at San Ramon's California High School Saturday morning, where local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) held his last town hall of the year.

At the meeting, Swalwell touched on a variety of issues, from the recently approved tax bill to immigration to the numerous sexual misconduct allegations coming out in politics and the media.

Most of the town hall, which lasted about an hour and a half and was attended by at least 200 residents of the 15th Congressional District, was dedicated to a question-and-answer session, though Swalwell opened by talking about national security issues, gun legislation and the recently approved tax bill, which he adamantly opposed.

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