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The indictments brought against Russian military intelligence officials who interfered in our election on President Donald Trump’s behalf are proof positive of why Congress must urgently defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and protect our democracy.Read more
Supreme Court inaction means Congress must fix the nation’s dirty maps and dirty money
The U.S. Supreme Court has left American democracy struggling under the weight of dirty maps and dirty money, so it’s up to Congress and a loud, loud public to fix it.Read more
Earlier this month, the Trump Administration proposed new regulations for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women and restrict what participating providers can discuss with women as part of their family planning care.Read more
DHS secretary says ‘we do not have a policy of separating families at the border’
Democrats in Congress accused Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of lying amid intensifying outrage over a Trump administration policy requiring border agents to separate migrant children from their parents.
Several members of Congress called Nielsen out after she tweeted Sunday evening “we do not have a policy of separating families at the border.”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York called Nielsen a “stone cold liar.” Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Katherine Clark of Massachusetts also called Nielsen’s statement a “lie.” California Rep. Eric Swalwell responded, “She knows we can check this, right?”Read more
Over the past year, I’ve spent hours listening to witnesses talk about the events of the 2016 campaign. The House Intelligence Committee, on which I sit, has been investigating Russian interference in the election. Multiple members of Donald Trump’s campaign, businesses, and family, I’ve learned, were contacted by individuals linked to the Russian government—but none of them, so far as we know, reported these contacts to law-enforcement agencies.Read more
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, expected severe blowback from the gun lobby when he began to talk openly about banning possession of assault weapons. But who could have imagined that it would extend to a Facebook post celebrating his son’s first birthday?
“Look at this,” Swalwell said, pulling out his cell phone to scroll through the 230 comments on the post from earlier this month. Among the heart emoji and exclamations of “adorable!” and “congratulations!” were caustic calls for Swalwell to leave the country — or others that were more explicit and vile.
It’s a good thing Nelson is too young to read.
“They have focused their fire on every post I make,” Swalwell said. “They just light you up.”Read more
Eric Swalwell, a Democrat, deserves to be elected to another term as the 15th Congressional District representative.
His challengers include Republican Rudy Peters and non-partisan Brendan St. John. The two top finishers will face each other in November. We disagree with both challengers on a variety of issues, including their dismissal of climate change science and opposition to an assault weapon ban.
In order to work across the aisle, Swalwell co-founded the United Solutions Caucus in the House during his first term, bringing together members of both parties to find common ground.
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A reasoned voice, congressman has led efforts to check the abuses of the Trump campaign and administration
By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards
Rep. Eric Swalwell is the right person in the right place at the right time.
He was first elected to Congress in 2012, taking advantage of California’s new redistricting and primary election rules to defeat fellow Democrat and 40-year incumbent Pete Stark.
Swalwell, a former Alameda County deputy district attorney, offered political moderation and a calm, reasoned approach, in sharp contrast to Stark’s ultra-liberal, bombastic and abrasive personality that had alienated many of his colleagues.Read more
Incumbent Eric Swalwell is competing for his fourth term representing District 15, which includes Pleasanton. The 37-year-old Democrat, a former Dublin councilman and county prosecutor, continues to be a strong voice for the Bay Area in Congress whose star continues to rise within his party and yet he remains active within the district.
We prefer Swalwell in the primary. His legislative record is unmatched in this election.Read more