Democrats End 25-Hour House Floor Protest Over Gun ControlWeary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber's floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.
Bay Area Democrats Speak Out For Gun Control At House Sit-In ProtestMany Bay Area Democrats spoke out in favor of gun control at the House sit-in on Capitol Hill.
East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A MistakeUnless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.
San Jose Couple Stuck In Mexico After Surrogate Gives Birth To SonTrapped in Mexico for weeks, a San Jose family said the government won't let them bring their new baby home.
East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola OutbreakEast Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.
East Bay Congressman Says U.S. Must Lead Regional Effort To Attack ISIS President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.
East Bay Congressman Visits Middle-East Capitals As Another American Journalist Is Beheaded ISIS, a growing terrorist group, claimed responsibility Tuesday for the beheading of another American journalist. Meanwhile, East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is visiting capitals in the Middle East to put together an international alliance to defeat the group.
After Teen Stowaway’s Flight From San Jose To Hawaii, Silicon Valley Startups Offer Airport Security SolutionsAfter a teen sneaked onto Mineta San Jose International Airport and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii last month, a Bay Area congressman is reaching out to a Silicon Valley startups for high-tech ways to improve airport security.
Congressman Seeks Airport Security Improvements After San Jose Teen Stowaway CaseBay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell says a teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in a jet wheel well should never have been able to climb the San Jose International Airport fence undetected.
San Francisco International Airport Photo In al-Qaida Magazine Raises Terrorism ConcernsA picture of San Francisco International Airport has been prominently placed in a propaganda magazine published by Al Qaeda. Meanwhile, the FBI insists there is no specific threat to the Bay Area.
Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To 'Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.
Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana CrackdownFour California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.