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Representative Eric Swalwell

Permanent Select on Intelligence; House Judiciary Committee
Ports Caucus; Science and Labs Caucus

“Our bay is central to who we are in the East Bay and we must prioritize protecting it so it is healthy for the people and wildlife that depend on it.”


Leadership: Congressman Swalwell is a champion of the San Francisco Bay. He cosponsored the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, legislation that would provide funding through the EPA for restoration, conservation projects, and studies in the bay. He also protects the bay through his advisory position on the Tri-Valley Conservancy, which works to safeguard agricultural and natural resources that the community values. Congressman Swalwell cosponsored H.R. 731, the California Clean Coast Act, which would permanently ban future offshore oil and gas leasing in areas of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California.

Congressman Swalwell is a staunch supporter of renewable energy initiatives and has cosponsored numerous bills to incentivize production of renewables such as offshore wind. He has worked hard to encourage innovation in the energy sector and recognizes the urgent need to address climate change. Congressman Swalwell is also enthusiastic about reaching across the aisle to create bipartisan relationships and was a member of the United Solutions Caucus, a mixed group of Democrats and Republicans dedicated to reducing the bickering between parties within Congress.

Representative Swalwell sponsored:

  • H.R. 2687 (Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2015)

Representative Swalwell cosponsored:

  • H.R. 4518 (Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 2799 (Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act)
  • H.R. 2158 (Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2001 (FRESHER Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2000 (CLEANER Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund 2017)
  • H.R. 468 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4954 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2016)
  • H.R. 4479 (Families of Flint Act)
  • H.R. 4470 (Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act 2016)
  • H.R. 1961 (Climate Change Education Act 2016)
  • H.R. 3565 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 1971 (Climate Solutions Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1140 (San Francisco Bay Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act)
  • H.R. 4166 (Lake Berryessa Recreation Enhancement Act)